The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.49% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £352 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +3.33%  
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 Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 183 188 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 22.37% 21.01% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 131 142
Median daily rate £412 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £38.75 £41.50 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +10.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £30.50 £34.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £46.75 £40.00
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Bristol

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
5 2 (25.00%) Power BI
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) PowerPivot
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) MCPD
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Power BI
1 2 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCPD
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) MCSD
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago