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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 130 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 2.49% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£278 £160 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.43% -32.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £325 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -13.04%
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
881 842 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 29.15% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 456 408
Average daily rate £401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 47
Average hourly rate £38.25 £25.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.54% -31.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 - 7 £500 - 3
Wiltshire +10 3 £278 -14.61% 6
Bristol - 1 £110 - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 7
Somerset - - - - 3
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
3 26 (72.22%) Windows
4 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (36.11%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (33.33%) VMware
7 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
8 11 (30.56%) MCSA
8 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
9 10 (27.78%) VoIP
10 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (25.00%) Citrix
10 9 (25.00%) Firewall
11 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
11 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (19.44%) XenApp
12 7 (19.44%) Internet
12 7 (19.44%) McAfee
12 7 (19.44%) DNS
13 6 (16.67%) DHCP
13 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 6 (16.67%) CCNA
13 6 (16.67%) Avaya

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (30.56%) SharePoint
3 8 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (11.11%) Lync
5 2 (5.56%) IIS
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) VoIP
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) Internet
3 7 (19.44%) DNS
4 6 (16.67%) DHCP
4 6 (16.67%) VLAN
5 5 (13.89%) MPLS
5 5 (13.89%) Wireless
5 5 (13.89%) IP Telephony
5 5 (13.89%) WLAN
5 5 (13.89%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) LAN
5 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 3 (8.33%) SAN
7 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.78%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Military
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Analyst
1 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Services Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 4 (11.11%) Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) Handset
5 1 (2.78%) EPoS
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Kindle
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) AIX
6 2 (5.56%) UNIX
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Network Management
3 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.78%) CRM
4 1 (2.78%) Change Management
4 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VBScript
2 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
3 11 (30.56%) MCSA
4 6 (16.67%) CCNA
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) MCP
7 3 (8.33%) MCTS
8 2 (5.56%) MCITP
8 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) MCDST
8 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.78%) MCSD
9 1 (2.78%) ECDL
9 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.78%) CCA
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.78%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.56%) SLA
4 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) XenApp
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.33%) ISA Server
5 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) Cisco
3 12 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (25.00%) Citrix
5 7 (19.44%) McAfee
6 6 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 6 (16.67%) Avaya
7 5 (13.89%) Juniper
7 5 (13.89%) Polycom
7 5 (13.89%) Novell
8 2 (5.56%) NetApp
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (5.56%) HP
9 1 (2.78%) Veritas
9 1 (2.78%) Sophos
9 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.78%) WatchGuard
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago