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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 133 126 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.51% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 1.78% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
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£350 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.97 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -9.69%
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
988 897 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.18% 28.35% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 569 356
Average daily rate £399 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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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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 -2 5 £350 +70.73% 1
Dorset - 4 £325 - 1
Bristol -5 2 £178 -35.45% 1
Devon -1 1 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire -4 1 £325 - 5
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) MCSA
4 16 (61.54%) Windows
5 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
7 9 (34.62%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) SCCM
8 8 (30.77%) SCOM
9 7 (26.92%) Clustering
9 7 (26.92%) Retail
9 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
9 7 (26.92%) Lync
10 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) CCNA
11 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
11 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
12 4 (15.38%) MCITP
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 4 (15.38%) LAN
12 4 (15.38%) CCNP
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
12 4 (15.38%) WAN
12 4 (15.38%) VPN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
1 7 (26.92%) Lync
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) ATM
2 3 (11.54%) ISDN
2 3 (11.54%) SONET
2 3 (11.54%) MPLS
2 3 (11.54%) DSL
2 3 (11.54%) Wireless
2 3 (11.54%) Frame Relay
2 3 (11.54%) Ethereal
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) tcpdump
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Ant
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Wintel Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) ICT Trainer
5 1 (3.85%) ICT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Trainer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.85%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Open Source
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Security
5 1 (3.85%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (65.38%) MCSA
3 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) CCNP
5 4 (15.38%) MCITP
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.85%) MCDST
8 1 (3.85%) CCEE
8 1 (3.85%) VCP5
8 1 (3.85%) HND
8 1 (3.85%) MCT
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
1 8 (30.77%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.85%) MOM
3 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) NetQoS
6 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow