Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 108 99
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 25 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.16% 0.47% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 1.36% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +41.67%
10th Percentile £329 £306 £319
90th Percentile £509 £563 £445
South East median daily rate £400 £334 £350
% change year-on-year +19.85% -4.64% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £21.91 £21.33
% change year-on-year -5.71% +2.70% -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 470 661 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.81% 34.84% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 425 294
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £395 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +3.66% +16.31%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £258
90th Percentile £513 £575 £523
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 14
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.46% -4.29%
10th Percentile £13.90 £16.70 £10.95
90th Percentile £48.45 £40.60 £36.63
South East median hourly rate £25.72 £22.52 £28.69
% change year-on-year +14.20% -21.50% +35.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 0 23 £475 -9.52% 1
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 21 (84.00%) ITIL
4 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (72.00%) VMware
6 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (64.00%) ITIL V3
7 16 (64.00%) Citrix
8 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
8 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
8 15 (60.00%) Change Management
8 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (48.00%) Linux
10 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (44.00%) Office 365
11 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
12 9 (36.00%) SCCM
12 9 (36.00%) Firewall
12 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
12 9 (36.00%) MCP
12 9 (36.00%) SQL
13 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
13 8 (32.00%) Cisco
13 8 (32.00%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (32.00%) DV Cleared
13 8 (32.00%) Skype for Business
13 8 (32.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria

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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (32.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Apache
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (16.00%) Internet
3 4 (16.00%) Skype
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (12.00%) Big Data
3 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Architect
2 9 (36.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Communications Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (48.00%) Linux
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.00%) Unix
7 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 16 (64.00%) ITIL V3
3 15 (60.00%) Change Management
4 9 (36.00%) TOGAF
5 8 (32.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (28.00%) Service Management
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) ITSM
8 5 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (16.00%) Migration
9 4 (16.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) DevOps
10 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (12.00%) Project Governance
11 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) MCP
5 8 (32.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) MCSA
6 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (24.00%) MCITP
8 5 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (16.00%) CCSP
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (8.00%) CCA
11 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (4.00%) Degree
12 1 (4.00%) MCTS
12 1 (4.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (32.00%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (24.00%) XenApp
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) VMware
2 16 (64.00%) Citrix
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 6 (24.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) NetApp
6 4 (16.00%) F5
6 4 (16.00%) McAfee
6 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
6 4 (16.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Facebook
7 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.00%) Meraki
7 1 (4.00%) Mercator
7 1 (4.00%) Sophos
7 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) Twitter
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam