Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 98 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 -48
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.97% 0.57% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 2.14% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 12
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £481 £370 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.07% +9.23% +85.62%
10th Percentile £400 £180 £261
90th Percentile £511 £450 £438
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £21.15
% change year-on-year +2.58% -19.32% +23.87%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 518 467 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.90% 26.49% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 333 381
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £162 £231 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 6 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.00 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -16 17 £500 +35.14% 2
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) ITIL
4 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
5 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
6 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
6 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (60.87%) VMware
8 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
8 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
8 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (52.17%) Hyper-V
10 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
10 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
11 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
11 10 (43.48%) Symantec
11 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (43.48%) ITIL V3
12 9 (39.13%) Linux
12 9 (39.13%) Citrix
12 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (34.78%) HP
13 8 (34.78%) MCSA
13 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
13 8 (34.78%) PKI
13 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
14 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (30.43%) MCP

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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) NAS
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Wintel Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (13.04%) Communications Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Head of Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Service Architect
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (34.78%) PKI
3 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (17.39%) Virtual Team
5 3 (13.04%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) Solaris
9 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
10 1 (4.35%) Android
10 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) ITIL V3
3 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Change Management
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
4 6 (26.09%) Presales
4 6 (26.09%) Service Design
4 6 (26.09%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (13.04%) DevOps
7 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) ITSM
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
2 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) MCSA
4 7 (30.43%) MCP
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNP
6 3 (13.04%) CISM
6 3 (13.04%) CISMP
6 3 (13.04%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) MCITP
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) GSAE
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.35%) CCSP
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (52.17%) Hyper-V
4 6 (26.09%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (26.09%) SCCM
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.70%) OpenView
4 2 (8.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Symantec
4 9 (39.13%) Citrix
5 8 (34.78%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) F5
7 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
7 3 (13.04%) StorageTek
7 3 (13.04%) Sun
8 2 (8.70%) NetApp
9 1 (4.35%) Apple