The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 41 41
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.31% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.08% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £19.78
% change year-on-year -17.95% +7.86%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 38 48 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 12.30% 14.81% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 42
Median daily rate £450 £350 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -21.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £50.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.09% +25.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £47.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Bedfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Bedfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft