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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / South East
Rank 192 177 161
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 44 76 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.89% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 3.20% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 57
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £309 £316
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
Median hourly rate £21.29 £22.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -60.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%

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
2185 2373 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.69% 27.65% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1415 1244
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 102
Median hourly rate £23.19 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.46% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +4 11 £263 -8.69% 3
Hampshire +7 6 £128 -63.57% 13
Kent - 6 £350 - 3
Surrey -6 5 £238 -31.15% 9
West Sussex -9 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £550 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £255 - 2
Middlesex +4 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (81.65%) Windows
3 60 (55.05%) Windows Server
4 56 (51.38%) VMware
5 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
6 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
7 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (35.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (32.11%) Cisco
10 27 (24.77%) MCSA
10 27 (24.77%) MCP
11 26 (23.85%) ITIL
11 26 (23.85%) CCIE
11 26 (23.85%) MPLS
12 24 (22.02%) Dynamics NAV
13 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (19.27%) Linux
15 20 (18.35%) MCITP
15 20 (18.35%) Office 365
16 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (13.76%) Network Security
17 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
17 15 (13.76%) Finance
18 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
18 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
18 14 (12.84%) CCNA
18 14 (12.84%) Network Design
18 14 (12.84%) PowerShell

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 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.26%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.67%) IIS
7 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.92%) Drupal
9 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.09%) MS Office
3 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (22.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.35%) Office 365
2 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.42%) IaaS
5 5 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.75%) PaaS
6 3 (2.75%) SaaS
7 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.83%) Yammer
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.92%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.92%) G Suite
8 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.85%) MPLS
2 15 (13.76%) Network Security
3 10 (9.17%) Firewall
4 8 (7.34%) DNS
5 7 (6.42%) DHCP
5 7 (6.42%) SAN
6 6 (5.50%) VPN
7 5 (4.59%) Skype
8 4 (3.67%) LAN
8 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.67%) WAN
8 4 (3.67%) Wireless
9 3 (2.75%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.75%) Internet
9 3 (2.75%) NAS
9 3 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.83%) HTTP
10 2 (1.83%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.83%) RFID
10 2 (1.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) DB2
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (13.76%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Local Government
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Architect
2 28 (25.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 20 (18.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (17.43%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (16.51%) Cisco Architect
6 15 (13.76%) Network Security Architect
6 15 (13.76%) Security Architect
7 14 (12.84%) Consultant
7 14 (12.84%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (11.93%) Cisco Network Architect
8 13 (11.93%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (11.01%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 9 (8.26%) Cisco Security Architect
11 8 (7.34%) Analyst
11 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (6.42%) Network Architect
12 7 (6.42%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (6.42%) Server Engineer
12 7 (6.42%) VMware Architect
13 6 (5.50%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) .NET
1 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.92%) CSS
2 1 (0.92%) CSS3
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
2 1 (0.92%) HTML5
2 1 (0.92%) REST
2 1 (0.92%) SAML
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.83%) CMDB
5 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.92%) EPoS
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (81.65%) Windows
2 60 (55.05%) Windows Server
3 39 (35.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (19.27%) Linux
6 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.59%) Unix
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.92%) AIX
10 1 (0.92%) Android
10 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Network Design
3 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
4 9 (8.26%) ITIL V3
5 7 (6.42%) Migration
6 5 (4.59%) Change Management
6 5 (4.59%) Server Patching
7 4 (3.67%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.75%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.75%) DevOps
8 3 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (2.75%) ITSM
8 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.75%) Service Management
8 3 (2.75%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.83%) Operations Management
9 2 (1.83%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.93%) SQL
3 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.59%) Python
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.75%) Perl
5 3 (2.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (24.77%) MCP
3 27 (24.77%) MCSA
4 26 (23.85%) CCIE
5 20 (18.35%) MCITP
6 14 (12.84%) CCNA
7 10 (9.17%) CCNP
8 8 (7.34%) Degree
8 8 (7.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.50%) A+ Certification
9 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.67%) MCSD
10 4 (3.67%) RHCE
10 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.75%) MCTS
12 2 (1.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.42%) vSphere
6 3 (2.75%) Firmware
6 3 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.83%) UAG
7 2 (1.83%) XenApp
7 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.83%) XenServer
8 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Nessus
2 8 (7.34%) SCCM
3 6 (5.50%) Puppet
4 4 (3.67%) Ansible
4 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Nagios
7 1 (0.92%) Netcool
7 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (51.38%) VMware
2 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
3 35 (32.11%) Cisco
4 13 (11.93%) LANDesk
5 12 (11.01%) SolarWinds
6 10 (9.17%) Citrix
7 8 (7.34%) HP
8 6 (5.50%) NetApp
9 5 (4.59%) Oracle
10 4 (3.67%) Apple
10 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.67%) Dell
10 4 (3.67%) F5
10 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.67%) Symantec
11 3 (2.75%) SAP
11 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.83%) Avaya
12 2 (1.83%) EMC
12 2 (1.83%) Juniper
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