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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 126 144 119
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.22% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 0.68% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 15
Median daily rate £310 £393 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.01% +18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £290 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £404 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.09 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -7.79%
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
902 1031 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.28% 32.31% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 654 632
Median daily rate £400 £385 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 74
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.35 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Bristol +9 4 £413 +26.92% 3
Devon +8 3 £185 -22.10% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £320 -1.53%
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Somerset +25 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (52.00%) VMware
6 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (40.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) MCSA
8 9 (36.00%) MCITP
8 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (32.00%) WAN
9 8 (32.00%) DHCP
10 7 (28.00%) LAN
10 7 (28.00%) Linux
10 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) SAN
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (24.00%) DNS
11 6 (24.00%) VoIP
11 6 (24.00%) Citrix
11 6 (24.00%) CCNA
11 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
12 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
12 5 (20.00%) CCA
12 5 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DHCP
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 7 (28.00%) LAN
2 7 (28.00%) SAN
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) VoIP
4 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (16.00%) MPLS
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (12.00%) NAS
7 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 2 (8.00%) ISDN
7 2 (8.00%) Skype
7 2 (8.00%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
8 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) Power BI
3 2 (8.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.00%) OLAP
4 1 (4.00%) OLTP
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) tSQLt
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Military
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) CESG
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Android
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (8.00%) Unix
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) ITSM
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (36.00%) MCITP
2 9 (36.00%) MCSA
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) CCNA
5 5 (20.00%) CCA
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (12.00%) MCP
8 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (8.00%) CCDA
8 2 (8.00%) CNA
8 2 (8.00%) CNE
8 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
8 2 (8.00%) MCSD
8 2 (8.00%) Novell Certification
8 2 (8.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Dell KACE
6 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Novell
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds