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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 129 98 117
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 2.20% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 13
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£330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £318 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £475 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.66 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.82% -43.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +2.77%
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
1057 590 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.36% 27.45% 29.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 336 425
Average daily rate £388 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Gloucestershire -12 7 £340 -24.44% 1
Somerset -9 3 £316 -1.17% 3
Wiltshire -10 2 £224 -31.15% 3
Devon -14 2 £330 +4.76% 1
Bristol -23 1 - - 4
Dorset - - - - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (83.87%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) MS Exchange
4 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
5 15 (48.39%) ITIL
6 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
6 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
7 12 (38.71%) Citrix
7 12 (38.71%) MCP
7 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (32.26%) HP
9 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
9 10 (32.26%) VMware
10 9 (29.03%) MCITP
10 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
10 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
10 9 (29.03%) Service Management
11 8 (25.81%) SAN
11 8 (25.81%) SCCM
11 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
12 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (22.58%) Military
12 7 (22.58%) UNIX
12 7 (22.58%) Oracle
13 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
13 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (61.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (16.13%) Lync
6 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) Internet
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (22.58%) Military
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Front Office
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Server Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (22.58%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.23%) AIX
9 1 (3.23%) Solaris
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Security Management
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) VBScript
2 4 (12.90%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
3 12 (38.71%) MCP
4 9 (29.03%) MCITP
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.45%) MCSD
8 2 (6.45%) MCSA
9 1 (3.23%) CCA
9 1 (3.23%) MCTS
9 1 (3.23%) CCEA
9 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (9.68%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.45%) XenApp
6 1 (3.23%) XenServer
6 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.23%) vSphere
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (12.90%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Citrix
3 10 (32.26%) HP
3 10 (32.26%) VMware
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
5 5 (16.13%) Remedy
5 5 (16.13%) McAfee
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco
7 3 (9.68%) NetApp
8 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software
9 1 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (3.23%) F5
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