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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 120 109 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 25 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.76% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.28% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
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£353 £160 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.31% -50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £430 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
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
1023 614 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.07% 25.99% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 335 401
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wiltshire -7 9 £365 +30.35% 3
Gloucestershire -16 5 £325 -27.77% 2
Somerset - 2 £290 -
Devon -11 1 £175 +25.00%
Bristol -14 1 - - 12
Dorset - - - - 5
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (77.78%) Windows
3 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
5 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (48.89%) MS Exchange
6 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (33.33%) Cisco
8 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 14 (31.11%) ITIL
10 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
10 13 (28.89%) SharePoint
10 13 (28.89%) Citrix
11 12 (26.67%) VMware
12 11 (24.44%) SQL
12 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
13 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) MCP
13 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (22.22%) McAfee
13 10 (22.22%) Military
13 10 (22.22%) MCITP
14 9 (20.00%) Service Management
14 9 (20.00%) HP
14 9 (20.00%) VoIP
14 9 (20.00%) SCCM
15 8 (17.78%) XenApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (48.89%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.89%) SharePoint
3 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (11.11%) Lync
5 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.44%) IIS
8 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) VoIP
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) SAN
4 6 (13.33%) Internet
4 6 (13.33%) VLAN
5 5 (11.11%) LAN
5 5 (11.11%) WAN
5 5 (11.11%) DHCP
5 5 (11.11%) DNS
6 4 (8.89%) MPLS
6 4 (8.89%) VPN
6 4 (8.89%) WLAN
6 4 (8.89%) Wireless
6 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
7 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MSI
2 2 (4.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (22.22%) Military
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Front Office
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.22%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) JSP
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.89%) Open Source
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Kindle
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (15.56%) UNIX
7 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.67%) Linux
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.44%) AIX
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.22%) Solaris
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Service Management
3 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.22%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) Network Management
7 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.22%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) VBScript
2 3 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) MCP
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (22.22%) MCITP
4 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) MCSA
5 5 (11.11%) CCNA
6 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.44%) Degree
7 2 (4.44%) MCTS
7 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.22%) MCSD
8 1 (2.22%) CCEA
8 1 (2.22%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) JSP 440
3 3 (6.67%) SLA
4 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.78%) XenApp
4 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.22%) XenServer
7 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (8.89%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Netcool
5 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) Citrix
4 12 (26.67%) VMware
5 10 (22.22%) McAfee
6 9 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle
8 5 (11.11%) Novell
8 5 (11.11%) Remedy
8 5 (11.11%) SonicWALL
9 4 (8.89%) Polycom
9 4 (8.89%) Avaya
9 4 (8.89%) Juniper
10 2 (4.44%) NetApp
11 1 (2.22%) TOWER Software
11 1 (2.22%) Sophos
11 1 (2.22%) Veritas
11 1 (2.22%) Dell
11 1 (2.22%) F5
11 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard