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 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 62 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% 0.46% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 1.65% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£275 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -13.04%
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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 Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
267 182 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.03% 27.74% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 96 69
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.16 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £21.56 £20.00
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 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 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
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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
South Wales 0 1 £275 -30.37% 2
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Softswitch
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ISDN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Softswitch
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya