The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 117 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 6.02% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 11
Average daily rate
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£311 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £340 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
408 249 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.28% 11.03% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 151 177
Average daily rate £338 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £10.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 17 December 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
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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 Yorkshire -13 6 £313 +13.63% 9
North Yorkshire -3 4 £275 -4.34% 3
South Yorkshire -4 1 - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (62.50%) SAN
4 15 (62.50%) VMware
5 13 (54.17%) MCSA
6 12 (50.00%) ITIL
6 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (37.50%) Citrix
9 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 8 (33.33%) HP
10 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 7 (29.17%) SLA
12 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
12 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (20.83%) Office 365
13 5 (20.83%) SCCM
13 5 (20.83%) Lync
13 5 (20.83%) MCITP
13 5 (20.83%) Clustering
13 5 (20.83%) Firewall
13 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
13 5 (20.83%) DNS
13 5 (20.83%) NetApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Lync
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (12.50%) WorkSite
5 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) MGCP
3 4 (16.67%) PBX
3 4 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (16.67%) H.323
3 4 (16.67%) NAS
4 3 (12.50%) DHCP
4 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) DMVPN
5 2 (8.33%) HSRP
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) OSPF
5 2 (8.33%) VRRP
5 2 (8.33%) SSL
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MSI
2 3 (12.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) BCP
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) VBScript
1 4 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (54.17%) MCSA
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (20.83%) MCITP
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.50%) CCNP
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (8.33%) VCP5
7 2 (8.33%) CISSP
7 2 (8.33%) CCDA
7 2 (8.33%) CCDP
7 2 (8.33%) CCSE
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) CCSA
7 2 (8.33%) VCAP
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) ISA Server
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco
4 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 8 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) NetApp
7 4 (16.67%) CommVault
7 4 (16.67%) Dell
7 4 (16.67%) Avaya
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
7 4 (16.67%) Polycom
8 3 (12.50%) Reuters
8 3 (12.50%) Remedy
8 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow