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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 127 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.71% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £328 £375 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +38.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £270 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £450 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.42 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
942 877 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.15% 28.35% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 510 598
Average daily rate £375 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 36 52
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +14.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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
Dorset -4 6 £278 -44.50%
Bristol 0 2 £388 +3.33% 3
Wiltshire -4 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) VMware
4 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL
5 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (56.00%) PowerShell
7 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
7 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
9 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (40.00%) NetApp
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (36.00%) MCSA
11 9 (36.00%) Migration
11 9 (36.00%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
12 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (32.00%) vSphere
12 8 (32.00%) DNS
12 8 (32.00%) DHCP
13 7 (28.00%) Sophos
14 6 (24.00%) Data Centre

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.00%) JBoss
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DHCP
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 3 (12.00%) MPLS
4 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.00%) Firewall
5 2 (8.00%) PABX
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) BGP
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.00%) HTTP
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) NX-OS
6 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.00%) Military
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Service Assurance Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Trainer
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Trainer
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.00%) CESG
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Android
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (8.00%) Unix
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (36.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Design
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Presales
6 1 (4.00%) Records Management
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (36.00%) MCSA
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) CISSP
6 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) CCNP
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (4.00%) HND
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.00%) MCITP
7 1 (4.00%) MCP
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (36.00%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (32.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (32.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Nessus
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) NetApp
4 7 (28.00%) Sophos
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) Forcepoint
6 2 (8.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam