Period
to 18 January 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 18 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 102 119
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 -53
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.00% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 1.43% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +18.06% +53.19%
10th Percentile £400 £170 £284
90th Percentile £509 £520 £438
South East median daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £19.38 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year +13.60% -20.84% +13.42%

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 509 489 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.12% 29.12% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 343 314
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £233 £273 £213
90th Percentile £540 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £402 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 11 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.25 £12.45
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year +11.24% -34.01% +105.88%

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 January 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 18 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
Milton Keynes -16 17 £500 +17.59% 5
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (86.96%) ITIL
3 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
4 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
5 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
5 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
5 13 (56.52%) VMware
6 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
7 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
8 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (43.48%) Symantec
9 9 (39.13%) MCSA
9 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
9 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
10 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (34.78%) PKI
11 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (30.43%) Citrix
11 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (26.09%) Presales
12 6 (26.09%) SCCM
12 6 (26.09%) MCITP

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 13 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
2 3 (13.04%) NAS
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Wintel Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
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 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Service Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (34.78%) PKI
3 5 (21.74%) Clustering
4 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (17.39%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
3 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) Change Management
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Presales
4 6 (26.09%) Service Design
5 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) ITSM
6 4 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Line Management
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) MCSA
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (26.09%) MCITP
7 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 5 (21.74%) CCSP
8 4 (17.39%) MCP
9 3 (13.04%) CCNP
9 3 (13.04%) CISM
9 3 (13.04%) CISMP
9 3 (13.04%) CISSP
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 2 (8.70%) CCA
10 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (4.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (26.09%) SCCM
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (17.39%) SCOM
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Symantec
4 7 (30.43%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) F5
6 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.70%) StorageTek
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
8 1 (4.35%) Apple
8 1 (4.35%) Mercator