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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 116 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.76% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 12
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£355 £145 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+144.82% -44.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £177 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.78 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.10% +11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
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
943 689 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.00% 27.67% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 392 441
Average daily rate £420 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 62
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Wiltshire +4 11 £355 +46.39% 2
Gloucestershire -16 2 £501 - 3
Somerset -2 1 £290 +81.25%
Bristol -7 1 £110 - 9
Devon -9 1 £175 +40.00%
Dorset - - - - 5
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
5 17 (43.59%) MS Exchange
5 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
5 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (41.03%) Cisco
7 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 12 (30.77%) SQL
9 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (30.77%) VMware
10 10 (25.64%) Firewall
10 10 (25.64%) McAfee
10 10 (25.64%) Citrix
10 10 (25.64%) ITIL
10 10 (25.64%) VoIP
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (20.51%) XenApp
11 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
11 8 (20.51%) Military
12 7 (17.95%) QA
12 7 (17.95%) VLAN
12 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
12 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
12 7 (17.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (17.95%) Internet

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (43.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (17.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.69%) Lync
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) IIS
6 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Firewall
1 10 (25.64%) VoIP
2 7 (17.95%) VLAN
2 7 (17.95%) Internet
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 5 (12.82%) Wireless
4 5 (12.82%) IP Telephony
4 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 5 (12.82%) WLAN
4 5 (12.82%) MPLS
5 4 (10.26%) SAN
6 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MSI
2 1 (2.56%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (20.51%) Military
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (2.56%) IT Support
7 1 (2.56%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Open Source
4 3 (7.69%) Handset
5 1 (2.56%) Kindle
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.26%) Linux
7 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (7.69%) UNIX
9 2 (5.13%) AIX
10 1 (2.56%) Android
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.56%) Solaris
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.13%) Network Management
5 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (15.38%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) MCP
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) MCITP
5 5 (12.82%) MCSA
6 3 (7.69%) MCTS
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.13%) Degree
7 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.56%) MCDST
8 1 (2.56%) MCSD
8 1 (2.56%) CCA
8 1 (2.56%) CCEA
8 1 (2.56%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) XenApp
2 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) Cisco
3 12 (30.77%) VMware
4 10 (25.64%) McAfee
4 10 (25.64%) Citrix
5 6 (15.38%) Avaya
5 6 (15.38%) SonicWALL
6 5 (12.82%) Polycom
6 5 (12.82%) Juniper
6 5 (12.82%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Novell
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) Remedy
8 2 (5.13%) NetApp
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) Veritas
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos