The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 73 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.14% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.43% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
MCSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
178 234 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.34% 33.48% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 111 72
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £48.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.75 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £28.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
West Wales - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) IIS
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Internet
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) MCSA
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 3 (42.86%) Power BI
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
7 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) Power BI
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas