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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 129 124 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 2.33% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 10
Average daily rate £350 £355 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +144.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £177
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1030 986 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.25% 30.86% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 605 392
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 40
Average hourly rate £40.50 £39.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +75.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -3 10 £350 -1.40% 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 £358 -47.25% 2
Bristol -1 2 £350 +218.18% 5
Somerset +3 1 £410 +41.37%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) VMware
4 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
4 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (71.43%) Windows Server
6 13 (61.90%) PowerShell
6 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
6 13 (61.90%) ITIL
6 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (47.62%) NetApp
8 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (42.86%) MCSA
9 9 (42.86%) DNS
9 9 (42.86%) DHCP
9 9 (42.86%) Migration
9 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
10 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (38.10%) vSphere
10 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (38.10%) VMware ESX
11 7 (33.33%) SAN
11 7 (33.33%) Sophos

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.76%) JBoss
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DHCP
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
6 2 (9.52%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) VRRP
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IT Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Trainer
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Trainer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
4 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
4 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.76%) CESG
5 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Presales
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Security
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Kanban
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (42.86%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) MCITP
6 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) MCP
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) HND
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.76%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (38.10%) VMware ESX
4 8 (38.10%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) WSUS
2 3 (14.29%) Nessus
3 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) NetApp
4 7 (33.33%) Sophos
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) Dell
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Websense
8 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) Splunk
8 1 (4.76%) Veeam
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