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 4 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 186 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 89 132 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.43% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 5.77% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 78
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£363 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £438 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £17.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.05 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.75 £20.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
2591 2288 2057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.16% 24.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1181 1063
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 104 105
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.91 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% +10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -10 36 £363 +4.32% 3
Berkshire -10 14 £163 -45.83% 15
Oxfordshire -10 11 £240 -21.63% 1
Surrey -10 8 £350 +7.69% 16
Kent +4 6 £406 +16.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -20 5 £298 +85.93% 3
West Sussex -25 5 £170 -22.72% 2
East Sussex -1 2 £325 +195.45%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (82.38%) Windows
3 143 (74.09%) Microsoft
4 102 (52.85%) Active Directory
5 89 (46.11%) ITIL
6 85 (44.04%) MS Exchange
7 84 (43.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 83 (43.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 71 (36.79%) VMware
10 69 (35.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 52 (26.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 52 (26.94%) MCP
12 51 (26.42%) Windows 7
13 48 (24.87%) MS Excel
14 47 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (23.83%) HP
16 42 (21.76%) Citrix
17 39 (20.21%) SCCM
18 37 (19.17%) MCSA
19 35 (18.13%) vSphere
20 34 (17.62%) Lync
20 34 (17.62%) Intel
20 34 (17.62%) Cisco
20 34 (17.62%) DNS
20 34 (17.62%) MCITP
21 32 (16.58%) Firewall
21 32 (16.58%) Security Cleared
22 29 (15.03%) SQL
23 28 (14.51%) Configuration Management
24 27 (13.99%) Symantec

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 85 (44.04%) MS Exchange
2 69 (35.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (26.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (17.62%) Lync
5 25 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (11.92%) SharePoint
7 12 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (5.70%) IIS
9 4 (2.07%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.04%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.52%) SAS
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 48 (24.87%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.92%) MS Office
3 17 (8.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP CCM
1 3 (1.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.33%) Office 365
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) IaaS
4 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.62%) DNS
2 32 (16.58%) Firewall
3 26 (13.47%) SAN
4 24 (12.44%) LAN
5 22 (11.40%) WAN
6 18 (9.33%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.77%) DHCP
8 9 (4.66%) VPN
8 9 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.66%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (4.66%) Structured Cabling
8 9 (4.66%) Skype
9 8 (4.15%) Wireless
9 8 (4.15%) VLAN
10 7 (3.63%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.63%) FCoE
10 7 (3.63%) MPLS
10 7 (3.63%) WebEx
11 6 (3.11%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Subversion
2 1 (0.52%) Maven
2 1 (0.52%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Hudson
2 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.52%) Ant
2 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (6.22%) Finance
2 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.04%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Games
4 1 (0.52%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Billing
4 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.52%) French Language
4 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (17.62%) Architect
1 34 (17.62%) Support Engineer
2 31 (16.06%) Infrastructure Architect
3 25 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (7.25%) Consultant
6 14 (7.25%) Analyst
7 10 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.66%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.63%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Designer
11 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Designer
11 5 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.59%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (2.59%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.11%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.52%) JSP
2 1 (0.52%) Web Services
2 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.29%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.66%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.63%) Clustering
4 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.07%) Informatics
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) PKI
7 3 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
7 3 (1.55%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.04%) Life Science
8 2 (1.04%) CMDB
8 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 159 (82.38%) Windows
2 84 (43.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 83 (43.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (8.29%) Linux
7 9 (4.66%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.63%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.63%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.11%) UNIX
10 5 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.59%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.04%) VMS
12 1 (0.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (46.11%) ITIL
2 28 (14.51%) Configuration Management
3 26 (13.47%) Migration
4 10 (5.18%) Service Management
4 10 (5.18%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.66%) Patch Management
6 8 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.15%) Capacity Management
6 8 (4.15%) Network Design
7 7 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.63%) Software Deployment
8 5 (2.59%) Time Management
8 5 (2.59%) Coaching
8 5 (2.59%) Change Management
9 4 (2.07%) ITSM
9 4 (2.07%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.07%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.07%) Project Management
9 4 (2.07%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.07%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.03%) SQL
2 22 (11.40%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.74%) VBScript
4 4 (2.07%) C
5 2 (1.04%) Python
6 1 (0.52%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (26.94%) MCP
3 37 (19.17%) MCSA
4 34 (17.62%) MCITP
5 32 (16.58%) Security Cleared
6 25 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (12.95%) CCNA
7 24 (12.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (10.36%) DV Cleared
9 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
10 15 (7.77%) MCTS
11 14 (7.25%) Degree
12 9 (4.66%) VCP4
12 9 (4.66%) CCNP
13 7 (3.63%) MCDST
14 4 (2.07%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.55%) MOS
15 3 (1.55%) MCSD
16 2 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (52.85%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.13%) vSphere
4 27 (13.99%) XenApp
5 13 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 13 (6.74%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.74%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.11%) DFS Replication
7 6 (3.11%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.04%) Samba
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.04%) UAG
10 1 (0.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (20.21%) SCCM
2 25 (12.95%) SCOM
3 10 (5.18%) WSUS
4 9 (4.66%) vMotion
4 9 (4.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (4.15%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.63%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (2.59%) Foglight
8 4 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.55%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.55%) Nagios
9 3 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.04%) Puppet
10 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 143 (74.09%) Microsoft
2 71 (36.79%) VMware
3 46 (23.83%) HP
4 42 (21.76%) Citrix
5 34 (17.62%) Cisco
5 34 (17.62%) Intel
6 27 (13.99%) Symantec
7 14 (7.25%) McAfee
8 13 (6.74%) SolarWinds
9 11 (5.70%) 3PAR
9 11 (5.70%) Dell
10 9 (4.66%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.15%) NetApp
12 7 (3.63%) SonicWALL
12 7 (3.63%) Polycom
12 7 (3.63%) Tandberg
12 7 (3.63%) Aerohive Networks
12 7 (3.63%) QNAP
13 6 (3.11%) Spiceworks
13 6 (3.11%) F5
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