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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 198 163 126
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -37
Contract jobs citing MCSE 48 104 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 1.10% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 4.02% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 56 77
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £604 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £321 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 16
Median hourly rate £19.18 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.12% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.06 £15.69 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.62 £21.55 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.05%
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
1979 2586 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.57% 27.44% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1528 1436
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 143 137
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +18 16 £425 +28.78% 5
Berkshire -11 7 £380 -10.58% 6
Kent - 7 £350 - 1
Hampshire -7 6 £303 -21.93% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £175 -51.38%
Oxfordshire -10 4 £463 +54.16% 1
West Sussex +4 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (76.85%) Windows
3 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 56 (51.85%) Windows Server
4 52 (48.15%) VMware
5 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
6 39 (36.11%) Cisco
7 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (30.56%) ITIL
8 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (25.93%) CCIE
10 26 (24.07%) MPLS
11 25 (23.15%) MS Excel
12 24 (22.22%) MCP
12 24 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
13 18 (16.67%) MCSA
13 18 (16.67%) Citrix
13 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (14.81%) SCCM
16 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (13.89%) Linux
16 15 (13.89%) SQL
17 14 (12.96%) MS Office
17 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
17 14 (12.96%) Network Design
17 14 (12.96%) MCITP
18 13 (12.04%) Retail
18 13 (12.04%) Finance
18 13 (12.04%) Network Security

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 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.19%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) Drupal
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (23.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.96%) MS Office
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Office 365
2 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.48%) IaaS
4 5 (4.63%) PaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.85%) SaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.07%) MPLS
2 13 (12.04%) DNS
2 13 (12.04%) Network Security
3 11 (10.19%) SAN
4 8 (7.41%) DHCP
4 8 (7.41%) Firewall
4 8 (7.41%) NAS
5 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.56%) Skype
7 4 (3.70%) Internet
7 4 (3.70%) LAN
7 4 (3.70%) VPN
7 4 (3.70%) WAN
8 3 (2.78%) IP Telephony
8 3 (2.78%) VoIP
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.85%) Wireless
10 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) MS Access
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.93%) MSI
2 1 (0.93%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.93%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
1 13 (12.04%) Retail
2 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) German Language
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Local Government
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Architect
2 26 (24.07%) Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (18.52%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (17.59%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
6 15 (13.89%) Network Security Architect
6 15 (13.89%) Security Architect
7 13 (12.04%) Cisco Network Architect
8 11 (10.19%) Consultant
8 11 (10.19%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (8.33%) Cisco Security Architect
10 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 7 (6.48%) Network Architect
11 7 (6.48%) VMware Architect
11 7 (6.48%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
12 6 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.85%) ODBC
3 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.70%) Clustering
3 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.78%) CMDB
3 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) AS400
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (76.85%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Windows Server
3 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (13.89%) Linux
7 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.78%) Unix
12 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.93%) AIX
13 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.93%) Solaris
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) Network Design
3 13 (12.04%) Service Delivery
4 9 (8.33%) Project Management
5 8 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.63%) Change Management
7 5 (4.63%) Migration
7 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.63%) Server Building
8 4 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Presales
9 3 (2.78%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.78%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (1.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.89%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.56%) Perl
4 5 (4.63%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.63%) Python
4 5 (4.63%) Ruby
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (25.93%) CCIE
4 24 (22.22%) MCP
5 18 (16.67%) MCSA
6 14 (12.96%) MCITP
7 11 (10.19%) CCNA
8 8 (7.41%) Degree
8 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.48%) CCNP
9 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
10 6 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (4.63%) RHCE
12 4 (3.70%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (3.70%) MCDST
13 3 (2.78%) CCA
13 3 (2.78%) MCSD
13 3 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.33%) Firmware
3 9 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.63%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) XenApp
6 3 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.85%) XenServer
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) SCCM
2 9 (8.33%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Nessus
4 5 (4.63%) Ansible
4 5 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.63%) Puppet
5 3 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Netcool
7 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 52 (48.15%) VMware
3 39 (36.11%) Cisco
4 18 (16.67%) Citrix
5 8 (7.41%) LANDesk
5 8 (7.41%) Oracle
6 7 (6.48%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.56%) HP
8 5 (4.63%) Dell
8 5 (4.63%) NetApp
9 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.70%) Symantec
10 3 (2.78%) Juniper
11 2 (1.85%) Apple
11 2 (1.85%) AppSense
11 2 (1.85%) Avaya
11 2 (1.85%) IBM
11 2 (1.85%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.85%) SAP
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