The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 34 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.97% 1.82% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 8.45% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £328 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
92 71 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.30% 21.58% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 50
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +124.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £27.16 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Southampton region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Southampton region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Intel
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) vMotion
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) SCOM
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) FCoE
6 4 (36.36%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) VCP4
6 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) 3PAR
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) VBScript
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) FCoE
1 4 (36.36%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (36.36%) NetScaler
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (36.36%) VCP4
4 2 (18.18%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) vMotion
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Intel
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) 3PAR
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) HP