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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 73 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.63% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £500 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £429 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 386 245 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.88% 23.49% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 158 163
Median daily rate £425 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +20.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 0 3 £500 +17.64% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (37.50%) ITSM
5 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management

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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Communications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
2 3 (37.50%) ITSM
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (25.00%) VCP5
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) MCPD
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Genesys
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp