The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 86 95
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.79% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.10% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Median daily rate £288 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.80% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £500 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 258 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.51% 16.65% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 172 132
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £589 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Northamptonshire +4 5 £294 -18.96%
Derbyshire -14 4 £288 +4.54%
Leicestershire - 2 £120 -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £500 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) VMware
4 16 (64.00%) Windows
5 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
7 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (36.00%) ITIL
9 8 (32.00%) Cisco
10 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
10 7 (28.00%) MCITP
10 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
11 5 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (20.00%) Clustering
11 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (20.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) CCNA
11 5 (20.00%) Citrix
11 5 (20.00%) Migration
12 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
12 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (16.00%) SAN
12 4 (16.00%) NetApp
12 4 (16.00%) Project Management
12 4 (16.00%) DHCP
12 4 (16.00%) DNS

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Server Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.00%) Handset
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) CAD
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) ITSM
5 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (28.00%) MCITP
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
4 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.00%) CCIE
5 3 (12.00%) MCSA
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCDP
6 2 (8.00%) CCNP
6 2 (8.00%) CISSP
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) VCAP
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.00%) MCDST
7 1 (4.00%) MCSD
7 1 (4.00%) OCP
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (16.00%) XenMobile
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Intel
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.00%) Sun