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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 126 129 95
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.44% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.45% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £319 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +98.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £269 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £203
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £15.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+35.53% -25.00%
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
863 898 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.96% 30.52% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 588 336
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 49 29
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 2 July 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 2 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 5 £375 - 1
Dorset +4 4 £375 - 4
Bristol +4 3 £270 -13.60% 1
Gloucestershire -4 1 £325 - 2
Devon -9 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (71.43%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
5 16 (57.14%) MCSA
6 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 11 (39.29%) SCOM
7 9 (32.14%) Retail
7 9 (32.14%) SCCM
7 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) Citrix
8 7 (25.00%) Clustering
8 7 (25.00%) Lync
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco
9 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
10 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
11 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) Migration
11 4 (14.29%) MCITP
11 4 (14.29%) LAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) Lync
3 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) LAN
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
1 4 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) MPLS
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (7.14%) ATM
3 2 (7.14%) ISDN
3 2 (7.14%) Frame Relay
3 2 (7.14%) DSL
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Ethereal
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) tcpdump
3 2 (7.14%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Ant
General
1 9 (32.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Designer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Open Source
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Network Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Server Building
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (57.14%) MCSA
3 4 (14.29%) MCITP
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) MCDST
5 2 (7.14%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCT
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) ECDL
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) SCOM
2 9 (32.14%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) MOM
4 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) NetQoS
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) Polycom
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) Dell