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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 102 82 183
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +101
Contract jobs citing MCSE 168 184 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 2.14% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 9.27% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 137 37
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£325 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.42 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -15.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +2.77%
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
2670 1985 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.47% 23.09% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1041 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 99 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire +6 40 £168 +11.66% 5
Hampshire +13 38 £347 +6.91% 7
Berkshire -34 35 £300 -29.41% 17
Surrey -11 21 £350 +7.69% 14
West Sussex -3 14 £375 +5.33% 2
Kent -2 9 £375 - 4
Oxfordshire -7 6 £306 +111.20%
Sussex -5 1 £550 -
Middlesex - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 237 (81.72%) Windows
3 169 (58.28%) Microsoft
4 166 (57.24%) Active Directory
5 129 (44.48%) MCP
6 118 (40.69%) MS Exchange
6 118 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (39.31%) ITIL
8 100 (34.48%) VMware
9 96 (33.10%) Security Cleared
10 82 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (26.55%) SC Cleared
12 70 (24.14%) Citrix
13 60 (20.69%) Firewall
14 57 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (19.31%) MS Excel
16 55 (18.97%) CCNA
16 55 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
17 51 (17.59%) HP
18 50 (17.24%) Linux
19 49 (16.90%) MS Office
20 48 (16.55%) SQL
20 48 (16.55%) SAN
21 46 (15.86%) SCCM
22 44 (15.17%) MCITP
22 44 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
23 43 (14.83%) Windows 7
23 43 (14.83%) DNS
24 40 (13.79%) DHCP
25 38 (13.10%) SLA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 118 (40.69%) MS Exchange
2 36 (12.41%) IIS
2 36 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 33 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (6.21%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.45%) Lync
7 10 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.03%) Documentum
11 2 (0.69%) SAS
12 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 56 (19.31%) MS Excel
2 49 (16.90%) MS Office
3 19 (6.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.79%) Office 365
3 10 (3.45%) IaaS
3 10 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (20.69%) Firewall
2 48 (16.55%) SAN
3 43 (14.83%) DNS
4 40 (13.79%) DHCP
5 31 (10.69%) TCP/IP
6 25 (8.62%) WAN
7 22 (7.59%) LAN
8 20 (6.90%) X.400
8 20 (6.90%) Internet
9 19 (6.55%) X.500
10 16 (5.52%) NAS
11 15 (5.17%) Wireless
11 15 (5.17%) SMTP
12 14 (4.83%) MPLS
13 13 (4.48%) VPN
14 12 (4.14%) IP Telephony
15 11 (3.79%) VoIP
16 9 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (2.07%) OSPF
17 6 (2.07%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) MSI
2 2 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (6.90%) Finance
2 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.38%) Military
3 4 (1.38%) Banking
4 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (21.72%) Analyst
2 50 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 40 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 29 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.93%) Administrator
6 20 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 19 (6.55%) 1st Line Support
7 19 (6.55%) Server Engineer
8 17 (5.86%) Windows Administrator
8 17 (5.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 15 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.17%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.83%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.48%) Consultant
12 12 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (3.45%) IT Security Analyst
15 9 (3.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.10%) Server Support
16 8 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.10%) .NET
2 8 (2.76%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.76%) HTML
3 6 (2.07%) JSP
4 4 (1.38%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.03%) WAP
6 2 (0.69%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) ODBC
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.31%) Blackberry
2 23 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.90%) Clustering
4 14 (4.83%) PKI
5 8 (2.76%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.38%) CMDB
7 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.03%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.03%) EPoS
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
9 2 (0.69%) Blog
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 237 (81.72%) Windows
2 118 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (17.24%) Linux
5 44 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (14.83%) Windows 7
7 33 (11.38%) UNIX
8 20 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 18 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (6.21%) Windows 2000 Server
9 18 (6.21%) Windows 8
10 16 (5.52%) Windows 2000
11 13 (4.48%) Windows Vista
12 12 (4.14%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.34%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (39.31%) ITIL
2 24 (8.28%) Service Management
3 23 (7.93%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.55%) Change Management
4 19 (6.55%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.21%) Validation
6 17 (5.86%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.17%) Coaching
8 14 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (3.79%) Project Management
11 10 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (3.45%) ITIL V3
12 8 (2.76%) Test Scripting
12 8 (2.76%) Time Management
13 7 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (2.41%) Migration
14 6 (2.07%) Document Management
14 6 (2.07%) Load Balancing
15 5 (1.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.55%) SQL
2 15 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.10%) C
4 8 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.41%) VB
6 6 (2.07%) Bourne shell
6 6 (2.07%) Korn
6 6 (2.07%) Perl
6 6 (2.07%) VBScript
7 4 (1.38%) C#
8 3 (1.03%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) Java
Qualifications
1 290 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (44.48%) MCP
3 96 (33.10%) Security Cleared
4 77 (26.55%) SC Cleared
5 55 (18.97%) CCNA
5 55 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (15.17%) MCITP
7 36 (12.41%) DV Cleared
7 36 (12.41%) MCSA
8 34 (11.72%) Degree
9 30 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (7.59%) MCDST
11 18 (6.21%) CCNP
12 11 (3.79%) HNC
13 10 (3.45%) CCA
13 10 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (3.45%) CISSP
13 10 (3.45%) CEH
14 7 (2.41%) MCTS
14 7 (2.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.10%) SLA
2 4 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.03%) BS7799
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 166 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 57 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.93%) Hyper-V
3 23 (7.93%) ISA Server
4 22 (7.59%) VMware ESX
4 22 (7.59%) vSphere
5 15 (5.17%) UAG
5 15 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (3.79%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.41%) XenApp
7 7 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.07%) NFS
8 6 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (2.07%) vCloud
9 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.38%) Firmware
10 4 (1.38%) Xen
11 3 (1.03%) Nmap
12 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (15.86%) SCCM
2 26 (8.97%) Backup Exec
3 18 (6.21%) SCOM
4 13 (4.48%) Nessus
5 12 (4.14%) BladeLogic
6 11 (3.79%) OVSD
7 10 (3.45%) WSUS
7 10 (3.45%) Nagios
8 9 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.76%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.03%) Foglight
12 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (1.03%) Sysprep
13 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
14 1 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 169 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 100 (34.48%) VMware
3 70 (24.14%) Citrix
4 51 (17.59%) HP
5 36 (12.41%) Cisco
6 25 (8.62%) Symantec
6 25 (8.62%) Red Hat
7 19 (6.55%) McAfee
8 14 (4.83%) Intel
9 13 (4.48%) EMC
10 10 (3.45%) Oracle
10 10 (3.45%) Qualys
11 9 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.10%) Juniper
12 8 (2.76%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.76%) F5
13 7 (2.41%) Isilon
13 7 (2.41%) Remedy
13 7 (2.41%) Avaya
14 6 (2.07%) Apple
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