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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 163 174 148
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing MCSE 108 97 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 1.03% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 3.97% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 45
Median daily rate £395 £317 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% -5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £251 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £400 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.76 £17.20 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £40.00 £19.00
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
2585 2445 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.77% 25.89% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1351 1223
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 123 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 30 £388 +31.35% 4
Berkshire 0 30 £375 +15.38% 5
Hampshire -19 15 £406 +16.90% 6
Oxfordshire +19 11 £334 +11.25% 1
West Sussex -23 11 £400 +45.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £425 +36.54%
Middlesex - 2 £225 -
Kent -16 1 £388 +51.96%
Sussex - 1 £275 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (83.43%) Windows
3 120 (66.30%) Microsoft
4 103 (56.91%) Active Directory
5 83 (45.86%) Windows Server
6 82 (45.30%) VMware
7 68 (37.57%) MS Excel
7 68 (37.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 54 (29.83%) DNS
8 54 (29.83%) MCSA
9 52 (28.73%) ITIL
9 52 (28.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (26.52%) MS Exchange
11 46 (25.41%) MS Office
12 41 (22.65%) HP
13 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
14 38 (20.99%) TCP/IP
15 37 (20.44%) DHCP
15 37 (20.44%) Citrix
15 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (19.89%) MCP
17 32 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (17.68%) SCCM
18 31 (17.13%) Computer Science
18 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
18 31 (17.13%) SQL
18 31 (17.13%) Linux
19 30 (16.57%) Cisco Certification
19 30 (16.57%) vSphere
19 30 (16.57%) WSUS

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 (26.52%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.81%) SharePoint
3 20 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (6.63%) IIS
6 8 (4.42%) OpenStack
6 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.55%) Apache
10 1 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (37.57%) MS Excel
2 46 (25.41%) MS Office
3 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.57%) Office 365
2 27 (14.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.08%) IaaS
5 8 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.31%) PaaS
7 4 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.10%) SaaS
9 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (29.83%) DNS
2 38 (20.99%) TCP/IP
3 37 (20.44%) DHCP
4 28 (15.47%) SAN
5 22 (12.15%) LAN
5 22 (12.15%) VPN
6 21 (11.60%) Firewall
6 21 (11.60%) WAN
7 16 (8.84%) Skype
8 13 (7.18%) IPsec
8 13 (7.18%) IPv6
9 12 (6.63%) HTTP
9 12 (6.63%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (5.52%) Internet
11 6 (3.31%) BGP
11 6 (3.31%) VoIP
12 5 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.21%) NAS
13 4 (2.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.87%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.66%) Big Data
6 3 (1.66%) Datazen
6 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.87%) Ant
2 7 (3.87%) Hudson
2 7 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.87%) JIRA
2 7 (3.87%) Maven
2 7 (3.87%) Subversion
3 2 (1.10%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.10%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 17 (9.39%) Finance
2 15 (8.29%) German Language
3 11 (6.08%) Marketing
4 9 (4.97%) French Language
5 4 (2.21%) Military
6 3 (1.66%) Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (29.83%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.05%) Wintel Engineer
3 17 (9.39%) Analyst
4 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.84%) Server Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.18%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Consultant
7 12 (6.63%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.63%) Wintel Support
8 11 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Network Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Technical Support
9 10 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) Wintel Specialist
10 9 (4.97%) Network Support
10 9 (4.97%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Server Support
10 9 (4.97%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) CSS
2 13 (7.18%) .NET
3 11 (6.08%) XML
4 6 (3.31%) ADO.NET
5 5 (2.76%) ODBC
6 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.66%) ADO
6 3 (1.66%) Autofac
6 3 (1.66%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (1.66%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.66%) OLE
6 3 (1.66%) OLE DB
6 3 (1.66%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (1.66%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.10%) ELK Stack
7 2 (1.10%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.10%) Web Services
8 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.55%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Computer Science
2 26 (14.36%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.18%) Public Cloud
4 12 (6.63%) PKI
5 11 (6.08%) Driving Licence
6 10 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.42%) Clustering
8 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (3.31%) Blackberry
9 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.76%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.76%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.66%) Contactless
11 3 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (1.10%) EqualLogic
12 2 (1.10%) iPhone
12 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.10%) Replication
12 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 151 (83.43%) Windows
2 83 (45.86%) Windows Server
3 52 (28.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (17.13%) Linux
6 31 (17.13%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.87%) VMS
9 6 (3.31%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.76%) Unix
10 5 (2.76%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.73%) ITIL
2 22 (12.15%) Mentoring
3 21 (11.60%) ITIL V3
4 18 (9.94%) Load Balancing
5 16 (8.84%) Configuration Management
5 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
6 15 (8.29%) Presales
7 13 (7.18%) Service Management
8 12 (6.63%) Workflow
9 11 (6.08%) DevOps
9 11 (6.08%) Process Improvement
9 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (4.42%) Project Management
12 7 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.87%) CRM
12 7 (3.87%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.87%) Software Deployment
12 7 (3.87%) Software Testing
12 7 (3.87%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
2 31 (17.13%) SQL
3 16 (8.84%) VBScript
4 15 (8.29%) Python
4 15 (8.29%) VB
5 10 (5.52%) C#
5 10 (5.52%) C++
5 10 (5.52%) Ruby
6 9 (4.97%) C
7 5 (2.76%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.76%) Perl
8 3 (1.66%) Java
8 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.66%) R
8 3 (1.66%) Scala
8 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.10%) AWK
9 2 (1.10%) sed
9 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (29.83%) MCSA
3 36 (19.89%) MCP
4 30 (16.57%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (14.92%) Degree
5 27 (14.92%) MCDST
6 25 (13.81%) MCITP
7 23 (12.71%) CCNA
8 19 (10.50%) Security Cleared
9 17 (9.39%) MCSD
10 14 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (5.52%) CCNP
11 10 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 10 (5.52%) MCTS
12 9 (4.97%) RHCSA
13 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
14 6 (3.31%) HNC
15 4 (2.21%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.21%) DBS Check
15 4 (2.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.84%) SLA
2 5 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (56.91%) Active Directory
2 68 (37.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (16.57%) vSphere
4 23 (12.71%) Hyper-V
4 23 (12.71%) XenApp
5 8 (4.42%) ISA Server
5 8 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.87%) Docker
7 6 (3.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (3.31%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.76%) XenServer
9 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.21%) UAG
10 3 (1.66%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.55%) Postfix
12 1 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (17.68%) SCCM
2 30 (16.57%) WSUS
3 22 (12.15%) NetBackup
4 19 (10.50%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (9.39%) Backup Exec
6 15 (8.29%) Puppet
6 15 (8.29%) SCOM
7 11 (6.08%) Ansible
7 11 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (6.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (3.31%) Nagios
9 4 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.21%) Sysprep
10 3 (1.66%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.66%) vMotion
11 2 (1.10%) BMC Marimba
11 2 (1.10%) Cacti
11 2 (1.10%) Perfmon
11 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 120 (66.30%) Microsoft
2 82 (45.30%) VMware
3 41 (22.65%) HP
4 37 (20.44%) Citrix
5 20 (11.05%) Cisco
6 19 (10.50%) Intel Security
7 18 (9.94%) Red Hat
8 16 (8.84%) Remedy
9 11 (6.08%) NetApp
10 10 (5.52%) Dell
11 9 (4.97%) CommVault
12 8 (4.42%) 3PAR
12 8 (4.42%) EMC
12 8 (4.42%) Oracle
13 7 (3.87%) Splunk
14 6 (3.31%) Juniper
15 5 (2.76%) Avaya
15 5 (2.76%) Symantec
16 4 (2.21%) Altiris
16 4 (2.21%) IBM
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
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