The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 70 76
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.28% 0.73% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 2.92% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Median daily rate £488 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £456 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 226 240 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.22% 24.92% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 402 424
Median daily rate £407 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -73.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.23 £41.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 13 £488 +14.70% 3
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Citrix
2 17 (94.44%) VMware
3 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 16 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
5 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (72.22%) HP
5 13 (72.22%) ITIL
6 12 (66.67%) SQL
6 12 (66.67%) Linux
6 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
6 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (61.11%) Skype for Business
7 11 (61.11%) MCP
7 11 (61.11%) Unix
8 10 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (55.56%) ITIL V3
8 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (55.56%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (50.00%) Service Management
9 9 (50.00%) Change Management
9 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
10 8 (44.44%) Windows Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (61.11%) Skype for Business
3 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (16.67%) Big Data
3 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Messaging Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (16.67%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (61.11%) Unix
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Vista
8 3 (16.67%) Solaris
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL V3
2 10 (55.56%) Virtual Environments
3 9 (50.00%) Change Management
3 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 9 (50.00%) Service Management
4 7 (38.89%) ITSM
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (5.56%) Email Filtering
9 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) MCP
3 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) MCITP
6 2 (11.11%) GSAE
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCPD
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 16 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 10 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) SCOM
3 3 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) OpenView
4 2 (11.11%) OVSD
5 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Citrix
1 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 13 (72.22%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) ServiceNow
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 3 (16.67%) StorageTek
6 3 (16.67%) Sun
7 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Genesys