The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 121 132 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -35
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.51% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.58% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
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£375 £250 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -17.10%
MCSE
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
817 952 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.17% 32.13% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 612 348
Average daily rate £400 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 55 35
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the South West region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the South West region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Dorset +3 5 - - 4
Bristol +7 2 £375 +20.00% 4
Wiltshire - 2 £375 - 1
Devon -9 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
3 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
4 15 (65.22%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) MCSA
6 9 (39.13%) VMware
7 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
7 8 (34.78%) SCOM
8 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) Retail
10 5 (21.74%) Clustering
10 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) SCCM
10 5 (21.74%) Lync
10 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
11 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco
11 4 (17.39%) DNS
11 4 (17.39%) IIS
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL
11 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
12 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (21.74%) Lync
4 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (17.39%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WLAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Services Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Server Building
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (43.48%) MCSA
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) MCDST
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCEE
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) MCTS
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) MCP
5 1 (4.35%) MCT
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCOM
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Novell
5 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.35%) Polycom
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Dell