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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 122 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 1.69% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Median daily rate £550 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £375 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £375 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.42 - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
977 828 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.40% 27.51% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 487 602
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 36 59
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.13 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +16.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset -9 6 £280 -
Wiltshire -4 5 £550 +46.66% 1
Bristol -5 3 - - 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £506 - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (83.78%) Windows
3 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (62.16%) VMware
5 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
6 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
8 17 (45.95%) ITIL
9 16 (43.24%) MCSA
9 16 (43.24%) PowerShell
9 16 (43.24%) Migration
10 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
11 14 (37.84%) MS Exchange
12 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (29.73%) Citrix
13 11 (29.73%) SAN
13 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (27.03%) NetApp
14 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (21.62%) vSphere
16 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (21.62%) VMware ESX
16 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
16 8 (21.62%) DNS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (37.84%) MS Exchange
2 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.70%) JBoss
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) SAN
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) MPLS
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) PABX
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) BGP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) NX-OS
5 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior IT Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Service Assurance Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) REST
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
1 7 (18.92%) WSDL
1 7 (18.92%) XML
1 7 (18.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Private Cloud
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 4 (10.81%) NHS
5 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (5.41%) EqualLogic
5 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
5 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
5 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.70%) CESG
6 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.11%) Android
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) Migration
3 10 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (21.62%) SOA
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) MODAF
5 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
5 6 (16.22%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Service Design
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Time Management
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (43.24%) MCSA
3 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
4 10 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (18.92%) MCSD
6 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) MCP
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.11%) CISSP
8 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) MCDST
9 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (5.41%) CCNA
9 2 (5.41%) CCNP
10 1 (2.70%) Degree
10 1 (2.70%) HND
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) HL7
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
1 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (24.32%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.62%) VMware ESX
3 8 (21.62%) vSphere
4 7 (18.92%) Docker
4 7 (18.92%) Xen
5 3 (8.11%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (62.16%) VMware
3 11 (29.73%) Citrix
4 10 (27.03%) NetApp
5 7 (18.92%) Sophos
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco
6 3 (8.11%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.70%) Nokia
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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