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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 127 135 131
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.32% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
Median daily rate £275 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £185 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.63%
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
806 987 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.34% 29.48% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 603 588
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 67 32
Median hourly rate £36.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.49% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.28 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 9 £260 +46.47%
Somerset - 2 £290 - 1
Devon +11 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -2 1 £700 +100.00% 4
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (93.94%) Windows
3 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 17 (51.52%) Citrix
6 16 (48.48%) MCSA
6 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
6 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
7 14 (42.42%) VMware
7 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
8 11 (33.33%) Migration
9 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (30.30%) ITIL
9 10 (30.30%) SAN
9 10 (30.30%) Private Cloud
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
11 8 (24.24%) MCSD
11 8 (24.24%) Web Services
11 8 (24.24%) XML
11 8 (24.24%) XSD
11 8 (24.24%) WSDL
11 8 (24.24%) SOA
11 8 (24.24%) Xen
11 8 (24.24%) REST
11 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (24.24%) Docker
11 8 (24.24%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (21.21%) Zachman Framework

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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) DHCP
2 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) Internet
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) OLAP
3 1 (3.03%) OLTP
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) tSQLt
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Military
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Security Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) REST
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
1 8 (24.24%) WSDL
1 8 (24.24%) XML
1 8 (24.24%) XSD
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Private Cloud
2 5 (15.15%) NHS
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.03%) CESG
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Android
5 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) SOA
3 8 (24.24%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (21.21%) MODAF
4 7 (21.21%) TOGAF
4 7 (21.21%) Zachman Framework
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Design
7 2 (6.06%) Time Management
8 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (48.48%) MCSA
2 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) MCSD
4 7 (21.21%) MCP
4 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) CCA
5 5 (15.15%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (9.09%) MCDST
7 2 (6.06%) CCNA
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.06%) CISSP
7 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) MCITP
8 1 (3.03%) CCNP
8 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
1 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
2 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (24.24%) Docker
3 8 (24.24%) Xen
4 7 (21.21%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (21.21%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Citrix
3 14 (42.42%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Dell KACE
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds