Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 99 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.40% 1.24% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 5.42% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 6
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £487 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -18.18% +29.41%
10th Percentile £454 £343 £444
90th Percentile £504 £506 £563
South East median daily rate £444 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +26.79% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £20.66 £17.00
% change year-on-year +61.70% +21.50% -20.30%

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 353 480 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.64% 22.96% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 285 400
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -0.60%
10th Percentile £240 £233 £262
90th Percentile £625 £506 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.40 £12.25 £15.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.75 £32.20
South East median hourly rate £25.66 £31.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -17.22% +44.19% -33.59%

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 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 25 May 2019. 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 +11 5 £500 +5.26% 2
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory

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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Application Support Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Antivirus Management
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) ISMS
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) CCSP
5 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Sony
3 1 (16.67%) StorageTek
3 1 (16.67%) Sun