Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 115 104
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.18% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.73% 2.98% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 11
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +36.55%
10th Percentile £312 £405 £360
90th Percentile £506 £550 £445
South East median daily rate £396 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £17.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +10.77% -17.96% -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 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 486 605 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.83% 28.21% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 353 342
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £368 £411 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -1.20% +7.35%
10th Percentile £218 £238 £243
90th Percentile £496 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 37 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +14.65% -63.06%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.45 £10.47
90th Percentile £51.70 £58.00 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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
Milton Keynes +6 16 £450 -10.00% 1
Aylesbury - 1 £450 -
Buckingham - 1 £475 -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (73.91%) ITIL
3 16 (69.57%) Windows
4 15 (65.22%) ITIL V3
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
7 10 (43.48%) Citrix
8 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
8 9 (39.13%) Change Management
8 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
9 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
9 8 (34.78%) VMware
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
10 7 (30.43%) Linux
10 7 (30.43%) SQL
10 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) Office 365
10 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
11 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (26.09%) XenApp
11 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (26.09%) CISMP
11 6 (26.09%) 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 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) VPN
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Skype
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Communications Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Deskside Support
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Operations
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 15 (65.22%) ITIL V3
3 9 (39.13%) Change Management
3 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
6 4 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.35%) Statistics
9 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 6 (26.09%) CISM
5 6 (26.09%) CISMP
5 6 (26.09%) CISSP
5 6 (26.09%) MCP
5 6 (26.09%) MCSA
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) MCTS
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) XenApp
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) NetApp
5 4 (17.39%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Facebook
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.35%) Meraki
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam