The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 111 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.48% 1.23% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 8.31% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 14
Average daily rate £313 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £366 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.37% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £93.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +500.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -4.05%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
304 301 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.11% 14.81% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 142 194
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £191 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £11.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £175.00 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -11 9 £331 +44.02% 8
South Yorkshire -14 2 £213 -35.60% 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (31.82%) SCCM
8 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
8 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
9 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
9 6 (27.27%) ITIL
9 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
10 5 (22.73%) SCOM
10 5 (22.73%) vSphere
10 5 (22.73%) Project Management
10 5 (22.73%) Service Management
10 5 (22.73%) ITSM
11 4 (18.18%) Migration
11 4 (18.18%) DHCP
11 4 (18.18%) ISEB
11 4 (18.18%) SAN
11 4 (18.18%) .NET

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) IBM Notes
4 3 (13.64%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) CATIA
3 1 (4.55%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) SMTP
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITSM
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Release Management
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Information Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
3 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) MCP
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (22.73%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) MetaFrame
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Lotus
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.55%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) HP