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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 126 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.44% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £175 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £158 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £428 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.08 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
914 656 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.32% 29.64% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 356 438
Average daily rate £393 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 69
Average hourly rate £35.50 £18.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.89% -37.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Somerset -8 6 £344 +7.42% 2
Wiltshire -17 3 £205 +17.14% 2
Gloucestershire -18 3 £350 - 2
Bristol -20 1 £275 - 3
Devon - 1 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 3
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (71.88%) Windows
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 15 (46.88%) MCP
5 12 (37.50%) Citrix
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (34.38%) ITIL
7 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (25.00%) MCSA
9 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (25.00%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.88%) MCITP
10 7 (21.88%) VMware
11 6 (18.75%) Service Management
11 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
11 6 (18.75%) SLA
11 6 (18.75%) Cisco
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 6 (18.75%) SQL
11 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (15.63%) UNIX
12 5 (15.63%) SAN
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.25%) Lync
6 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Wireless
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) DHCP
2 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) VoIP
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) DTS
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSI
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Front Office
1 2 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
4 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support
5 1 (3.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Security Management
5 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
2 3 (9.38%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (46.88%) MCP
3 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) MCSA
5 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) MCITP
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CCNP
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCIP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSD
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.13%) MCDST
7 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) XenApp
6 1 (3.13%) XenServer
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Citrix
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (9.38%) Avaya
6 3 (9.38%) Mitel
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
8 1 (3.13%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
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