The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 120 99 107
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 2.15% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
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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 £268 £110 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £205 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
832 604 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.45% 28.75% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 351 422
Average daily rate £363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 30 59
Average hourly rate £35.50 £36.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +56.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
MCSE
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -14 5 £325 -
Bristol - 3 £294 -
Devon - 3 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire -10 2 - - 4
Dorset +2 1 - - 5
Wiltshire - - - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (73.17%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 19 (46.34%) MCP
5 18 (43.90%) Citrix
5 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
7 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (34.15%) ITIL
7 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
7 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
8 12 (29.27%) MCSA
8 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
8 12 (29.27%) VMware
9 11 (26.83%) Cisco
10 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
11 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
11 9 (21.95%) SAN
11 9 (21.95%) HP
11 9 (21.95%) Service Management
11 9 (21.95%) Firewall
11 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (19.51%) MCITP
12 8 (19.51%) SLA
12 8 (19.51%) DNS
12 8 (19.51%) DHCP
12 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Lync
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS Project
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) Wireless
3 5 (12.20%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.88%) NAS
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) VoIP
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) DTS
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Military
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Support Technician
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Support
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
1 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Kindle
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) UNIX
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
8 3 (7.32%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Service Management
3 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) Network Design
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VBScript
2 2 (4.88%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (46.34%) MCP
3 12 (29.27%) MCSA
4 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 8 (19.51%) MCITP
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.07%) CCNA
7 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (12.20%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (7.32%) MCDST
10 3 (7.32%) Degree
11 2 (4.88%) CCNP
12 1 (2.44%) CCIP
12 1 (2.44%) MCSD
12 1 (2.44%) CNE
12 1 (2.44%) Novell Certification
12 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) XenServer
6 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.88%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) Citrix
3 12 (29.27%) VMware
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco
5 9 (21.95%) HP
6 5 (12.20%) Oracle
6 5 (12.20%) Mitel
6 5 (12.20%) Avaya
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) Remedy
7 2 (4.88%) McAfee
7 2 (4.88%) IBM
7 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
7 2 (4.88%) Veeam
7 2 (4.88%) AppSense
8 1 (2.44%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.44%) Sun
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