Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.71% 1.21% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.17% 8.14% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £164 £363 £325
90th Percentile £400 £388 £395
East of England median daily rate £300 £280 £250
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -17.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year -20.69% +38.10% -40.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 86 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.11% 14.85% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 86
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £414 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +11.82% -12.94%
10th Percentile £125 £219 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £375 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £10.30 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.89% -75.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.98 £10.30 £36.25
90th Percentile £23.93 £10.30 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +17.95%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -6 6 £300 - 2
Bedford - 1 £335 - 1
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) MCSA
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 14 (82.35%) Citrix
3 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) VMware
4 12 (70.59%) SCCM
4 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (64.71%) SQL
5 11 (64.71%) SAN
5 11 (64.71%) CommVault
6 10 (58.82%) HP
6 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
6 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
6 10 (58.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
6 10 (58.82%) 3PAR
7 9 (52.94%) ITIL
8 8 (47.06%) VBScript
8 8 (47.06%) DNS
8 8 (47.06%) DHCP
8 8 (47.06%) IBM
8 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
8 8 (47.06%) Dell
8 8 (47.06%) NetApp
8 8 (47.06%) Veritas
8 8 (47.06%) Terminal Services
8 8 (47.06%) Symantec

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (47.06%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
3 8 (47.06%) DHCP
3 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 8 (47.06%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (47.06%) iSCSI
3 8 (47.06%) NAS
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Storage Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Migration Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Storage and Backup Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
1 8 (47.06%) Replication
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
3 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
4 4 (23.53%) Business Continuity
4 4 (23.53%) Programme Governance
4 4 (23.53%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (11.76%) CMMI
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (5.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 8 (47.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) MCSA
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (47.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) CCA
5 5 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (23.53%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) CCNP
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) MCP
7 2 (11.76%) Sun Certification
7 2 (11.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
4 8 (47.06%) Terminal Services
4 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (35.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 8 (47.06%) Backup Exec
2 8 (47.06%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (47.06%) NetBackup
2 8 (47.06%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (47.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Citrix
3 12 (70.59%) VMware
4 11 (64.71%) CommVault
5 10 (58.82%) 3PAR
5 10 (58.82%) HP
6 8 (47.06%) Dell
6 8 (47.06%) EqualLogic
6 8 (47.06%) IBM
6 8 (47.06%) NetApp
6 8 (47.06%) SolarWinds
6 8 (47.06%) Symantec
6 8 (47.06%) Veritas
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle