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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 175 157 136
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 88 116 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.23% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 4.97% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 51
Median daily rate £350 £356 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £228 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £409 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £340 £273
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +24.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 17
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £15.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £27.09 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
2516 2332 2487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.19% 24.75% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1313 1226
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 124 101
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.55 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.01% +24.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.14 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +4 29 £350 +6.06% 10
Berkshire -7 21 £363 +21.84% 8
Oxfordshire +17 11 £344 +14.58% 1
Hampshire -18 9 £350 -3.44% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £425 +13.33% 1
West Sussex -19 7 £417 +145.00% 1
Kent +5 2 £130 -49.01% 1
Middlesex - 1 £180 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (80.65%) Windows
3 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
4 97 (52.15%) Active Directory
5 79 (42.47%) VMware
6 72 (38.71%) Windows Server
7 68 (36.56%) MS Excel
8 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 57 (30.65%) ITIL
10 55 (29.57%) MS Office
11 54 (29.03%) MCSA
12 52 (27.96%) DNS
13 50 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (25.81%) MS Exchange
15 41 (22.04%) PowerShell
16 39 (20.97%) TCP/IP
17 36 (19.35%) HP
18 35 (18.82%) Citrix
18 35 (18.82%) DHCP
18 35 (18.82%) MCP
18 35 (18.82%) SCCM
19 34 (18.28%) Office 365
20 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (16.67%) MCDST
21 31 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (16.67%) Windows 7
22 30 (16.13%) vSphere
22 30 (16.13%) Computer Science
22 30 (16.13%) SQL
23 28 (15.05%) Linux

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 48 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.83%) SharePoint
3 19 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.84%) IIS
6 8 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.76%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.54%) Apache
10 1 (0.54%) SAS
10 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (36.56%) MS Excel
2 55 (29.57%) MS Office
3 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Sage 1000
1 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.28%) Office 365
2 27 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.45%) IaaS
5 8 (4.30%) PaaS
6 7 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.08%) SaaS
9 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.96%) DNS
2 39 (20.97%) TCP/IP
3 35 (18.82%) DHCP
4 26 (13.98%) SAN
5 24 (12.90%) LAN
6 23 (12.37%) WAN
7 21 (11.29%) VPN
8 18 (9.68%) Firewall
9 16 (8.60%) Skype
10 14 (7.53%) HTTP
10 14 (7.53%) IPsec
10 14 (7.53%) IPv6
11 13 (6.99%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (5.38%) Internet
13 6 (3.23%) BGP
14 4 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (2.15%) VoIP
15 3 (1.61%) IP Telephony
15 3 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.08%) Big Data
7 2 (1.08%) Datazen
7 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.23%) Ant
2 6 (3.23%) Hudson
2 6 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.23%) JIRA
2 6 (3.23%) Maven
2 6 (3.23%) Subversion
3 3 (1.61%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.61%) MSI
4 2 (1.08%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (10.75%) Finance
2 15 (8.06%) German Language
3 12 (6.45%) Marketing
4 9 (4.84%) French Language
5 5 (2.69%) Military
6 4 (2.15%) Banking
7 3 (1.61%) Retail
8 2 (1.08%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.54%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.27%) Support Engineer
2 20 (10.75%) Wintel Engineer
3 19 (10.22%) Desktop Support
4 17 (9.14%) Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) Server Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Consultant
6 13 (6.99%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Wintel Support
8 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.91%) Architect
8 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) Server Support
8 11 (5.91%) Technical Support
9 10 (5.38%) Network Support
9 10 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Wintel Specialist
10 9 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Server Support Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.06%) CSS
2 12 (6.45%) .NET
3 10 (5.38%) XML
4 6 (3.23%) ODBC
5 5 (2.69%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.08%) ADO
6 2 (1.08%) Autofac
6 2 (1.08%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (1.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.08%) OLE
6 2 (1.08%) OLE DB
6 2 (1.08%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.08%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (1.08%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.54%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 27 (14.52%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.53%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.91%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.91%) PKI
5 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.76%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.23%) Clustering
7 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.69%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.69%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.61%) AS400
9 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.61%) Contactless
10 2 (1.08%) CMDB
10 2 (1.08%) iPhone
10 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 150 (80.65%) Windows
2 72 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 50 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 31 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (15.05%) Linux
7 16 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.23%) VMS
9 4 (2.15%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.08%) Unix
11 1 (0.54%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) CentOS
11 1 (0.54%) Solaris
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (30.65%) ITIL
2 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
3 21 (11.29%) ITIL V3
4 19 (10.22%) Load Balancing
4 19 (10.22%) Service Delivery
5 16 (8.60%) Presales
6 14 (7.53%) Configuration Management
6 14 (7.53%) Workflow
7 12 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 12 (6.45%) Service Management
8 11 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.38%) Project Management
10 9 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.30%) DevOps
12 7 (3.76%) Information Security
12 7 (3.76%) Migration
12 7 (3.76%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.76%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.04%) PowerShell
2 30 (16.13%) SQL
3 16 (8.60%) Python
3 16 (8.60%) VBScript
4 13 (6.99%) VB
5 12 (6.45%) Ruby
6 9 (4.84%) C#
6 9 (4.84%) C++
7 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.30%) C
7 8 (4.30%) Perl
8 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.08%) AWK
9 2 (1.08%) Java
9 2 (1.08%) R
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (1.08%) sed
9 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 186 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (29.03%) MCSA
3 35 (18.82%) MCP
4 31 (16.67%) MCDST
5 26 (13.98%) Degree
6 25 (13.44%) MCITP
7 23 (12.37%) Security Cleared
8 22 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (9.14%) MCSD
10 16 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (8.06%) CCNA
12 13 (6.99%) DV Cleared
13 10 (5.38%) MCTS
14 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
15 8 (4.30%) CCNP
16 5 (2.69%) RHCSA
17 4 (2.15%) A+ Certification
17 4 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (2.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.06%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (52.15%) Active Directory
2 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (16.13%) vSphere
4 25 (13.44%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.90%) XenApp
6 11 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.23%) Docker
8 6 (3.23%) ISA Server
8 6 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.69%) XenServer
10 4 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.61%) UAG
12 2 (1.08%) Firmware
12 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (18.82%) SCCM
2 27 (14.52%) WSUS
3 17 (9.14%) Backup Exec
3 17 (9.14%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (8.60%) NetBackup
5 15 (8.06%) Puppet
6 14 (7.53%) SCOM
7 13 (6.99%) Ansible
7 13 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (6.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.61%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.08%) Perfmon
10 2 (1.08%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.08%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
2 79 (42.47%) VMware
3 36 (19.35%) HP
4 35 (18.82%) Citrix
5 19 (10.22%) Cisco
6 17 (9.14%) Intel Security
6 17 (9.14%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.91%) Remedy
8 10 (5.38%) NetApp
9 9 (4.84%) Dell
9 9 (4.84%) Oracle
10 8 (4.30%) 3PAR
10 8 (4.30%) Juniper
11 7 (3.76%) CommVault
11 7 (3.76%) EMC
12 6 (3.23%) Splunk
13 4 (2.15%) Apple
13 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.15%) IBM
13 4 (2.15%) Wyse
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