The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 192 161 132
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -29
Contract jobs citing MCSE 72 119 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 1.24% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 4.78% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 58
Median daily rate £325 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £223 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £389 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 13
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.40 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.62 £21.55 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +27.88%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2382 2489 2396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.89% 26.03% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1463 1173
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 110 86
Median hourly rate £40.25 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.77% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the South East region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the South East region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +5 26 £238 -23.38% 14
Berkshire -9 14 £350 +55.55% 8
Oxfordshire +14 11 £303 +0.83%
Hampshire -31 9 £335 -7.58% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £425 +36.00% 3
Kent +4 2 £130 -59.53%
West Sussex -9 2 £442 +159.70% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (78.14%) Windows
3 124 (67.76%) Microsoft
4 95 (51.91%) Active Directory
5 79 (43.17%) VMware
6 70 (38.25%) Windows Server
7 64 (34.97%) MS Excel
8 61 (33.33%) ITIL
9 59 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (30.60%) DNS
11 50 (27.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (26.23%) MCSA
13 47 (25.68%) MS Exchange
14 43 (23.50%) MS Office
15 42 (22.95%) PowerShell
16 40 (21.86%) MCP
17 39 (21.31%) SCCM
18 38 (20.77%) Citrix
19 37 (20.22%) DHCP
19 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
20 33 (18.03%) SQL
20 33 (18.03%) Office 365
21 32 (17.49%) Windows 7
21 32 (17.49%) HP
22 29 (15.85%) SAN
22 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (15.30%) Computer Science
23 28 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
23 28 (15.30%) Linux
23 28 (15.30%) SharePoint

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.30%) SharePoint
3 22 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.92%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.37%) IIS
7 7 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.73%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.55%) Apache
11 1 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (34.97%) MS Excel
2 43 (23.50%) MS Office
3 10 (5.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 1000
1 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.03%) Office 365
2 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.56%) IaaS
4 11 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.37%) PaaS
6 5 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.09%) SaaS
9 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.60%) DNS
2 37 (20.22%) DHCP
2 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
3 29 (15.85%) SAN
4 23 (12.57%) LAN
5 22 (12.02%) WAN
6 21 (11.48%) VPN
7 19 (10.38%) Firewall
8 14 (7.65%) HTTP
8 14 (7.65%) IPsec
8 14 (7.65%) IPv6
9 13 (7.10%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (6.56%) Internet
11 9 (4.92%) Skype
12 6 (3.28%) BGP
12 6 (3.28%) NAS
13 4 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.19%) VoIP
14 3 (1.64%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.09%) Big Data
8 2 (1.09%) Datazen
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.55%) MS Access
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.19%) Ant
2 4 (2.19%) Hudson
2 4 (2.19%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.19%) JIRA
2 4 (2.19%) Maven
2 4 (2.19%) MSI
2 4 (2.19%) Subversion
3 2 (1.09%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (10.93%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Marketing
3 11 (6.01%) German Language
4 6 (3.28%) Military
5 5 (2.73%) Banking
5 5 (2.73%) French Language
6 3 (1.64%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (21.31%) Support Engineer
2 19 (10.38%) Desktop Support
3 18 (9.84%) Analyst
4 16 (8.74%) Wintel Engineer
5 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.65%) Consultant
6 14 (7.65%) Server Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) Architect
8 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.46%) Network Support
9 10 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Technical Support
10 9 (4.92%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Wintel Specialist
11 8 (4.37%) Active Directory Specialist
11 8 (4.37%) Administrator
11 8 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.20%) CSS
2 14 (7.65%) .NET
3 10 (5.46%) XML
4 6 (3.28%) ODBC
5 5 (2.73%) ADO.NET
6 4 (2.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.09%) ADO
7 2 (1.09%) Autofac
7 2 (1.09%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (1.09%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.09%) OLE
7 2 (1.09%) OLE DB
7 2 (1.09%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.09%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (1.09%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.55%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.55%) HTML
8 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Computer Science
2 24 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.10%) PKI
3 13 (7.10%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.83%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.28%) Clustering
6 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.64%) AS400
8 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.64%) CMDB
8 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.09%) iPhone
9 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 143 (78.14%) Windows
2 70 (38.25%) Windows Server
3 50 (27.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (17.49%) Windows 7
5 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (15.30%) Linux
6 28 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.28%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.19%) VMS
9 4 (2.19%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.64%) Unix
11 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.09%) Solaris
11 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.55%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.33%) ITIL
2 22 (12.02%) Mentoring
3 21 (11.48%) ITIL V3
4 19 (10.38%) Load Balancing
4 19 (10.38%) Presales
4 19 (10.38%) Service Delivery
5 14 (7.65%) Project Management
5 14 (7.65%) Workflow
6 12 (6.56%) Process Improvement
7 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.46%) Service Management
7 10 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.92%) Migration
9 7 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.83%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.83%) Information Security
9 7 (3.83%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.83%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.95%) PowerShell
2 33 (18.03%) SQL
3 16 (8.74%) VBScript
4 13 (7.10%) VB
5 12 (6.56%) Python
6 10 (5.46%) Ruby
7 9 (4.92%) C#
7 9 (4.92%) C++
8 8 (4.37%) C
9 6 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.28%) Perl
10 2 (1.09%) Java
10 2 (1.09%) R
10 2 (1.09%) Scala
10 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (26.23%) MCSA
3 40 (21.86%) MCP
4 27 (14.75%) Security Cleared
5 26 (14.21%) Degree
6 24 (13.11%) MCDST
7 22 (12.02%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (10.38%) MCITP
9 17 (9.29%) MCSD
10 15 (8.20%) CCNA
11 14 (7.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (7.10%) DV Cleared
12 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
13 11 (6.01%) MCTS
14 8 (4.37%) CCNP
15 5 (2.73%) RHCE
16 4 (2.19%) A+ Certification
16 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
17 3 (1.64%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.09%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (51.91%) Active Directory
2 59 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.66%) Hyper-V
3 25 (13.66%) vSphere
4 23 (12.57%) XenApp
5 11 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.83%) Firmware
6 7 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.28%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.19%) Docker
9 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.64%) UAG
11 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.09%) XenServer
12 1 (0.55%) Postfix
12 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (21.31%) SCCM
2 22 (12.02%) WSUS
3 18 (9.84%) SCOM
4 14 (7.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (6.56%) Backup Exec
5 12 (6.56%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (6.01%) Ansible
6 11 (6.01%) NetBackup
6 11 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (6.01%) Puppet
7 5 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.64%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.09%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.09%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 124 (67.76%) Microsoft
2 79 (43.17%) VMware
3 38 (20.77%) Citrix
4 32 (17.49%) HP
5 22 (12.02%) Cisco
6 15 (8.20%) Red Hat
7 14 (7.65%) NetApp
8 12 (6.56%) Intel Security
9 11 (6.01%) Oracle
10 9 (4.92%) Juniper
10 9 (4.92%) Remedy
11 8 (4.37%) Dell
12 7 (3.83%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.83%) CommVault
12 7 (3.83%) EMC
13 4 (2.19%) Apple
13 4 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.19%) Splunk
13 4 (2.19%) Wyse
14 3 (1.64%) Symantec
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