Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 118 92
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26 +31
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.14% 0.89% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 4.05% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £494 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.28% +24.15% +15.64%
10th Percentile £284 £404 £185
90th Percentile £503 £516 £500
South East median daily rate £411 £338 £363
% change year-on-year +21.85% -6.90% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £19.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year +31.11% +11.37% -20.08%

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 444 519 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.73% 21.96% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 300 350
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £217 £200 £224
90th Percentile £538 £507 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -8.70% -14.81%
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.57 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.30% -8.65% -11.00%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +21 13 £470 -6.00% 2
Aylesbury - 1 £450 -
Buckingham - 1 £475 -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
6 9 (47.37%) MCP
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
7 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
9 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
9 6 (31.58%) SCCM
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (26.32%) Office 365
10 5 (26.32%) Change Management
10 5 (26.32%) Service Management
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
11 4 (21.05%) MCSA
11 4 (21.05%) CRM
11 4 (21.05%) Unix
11 4 (21.05%) .NET
11 4 (21.05%) C#

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Office 365
3 4 (21.05%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Broadband
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) CRM Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Operations
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
4 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (15.79%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.79%) Server Building
4 3 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (15.79%) Task Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Server Hardening
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) MCP
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) MCSA
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) CISM
6 2 (10.53%) CISMP
6 2 (10.53%) CISSP
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (5.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Intel