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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 81 81 96
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.88% 0.86% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 4.68% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Median daily rate £300 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 272 299 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.47% 18.42% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 191 158
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Northamptonshire -3 4 £250 -5.66% 1
Derbyshire -6 4 £550 +100.00% 1
Leicestershire -6 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 6
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) VMware
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (51.85%) ITIL
5 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
7 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
8 8 (29.63%) CCNA
8 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
9 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
9 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
10 6 (22.22%) Degree
10 6 (22.22%) MCITP
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
10 6 (22.22%) Unix
10 6 (22.22%) Linux
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) NetApp
11 5 (18.52%) CAD
11 5 (18.52%) Migration
11 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (18.52%) Project Management
11 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
11 5 (18.52%) SDLC
11 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (18.52%) Data Loss Prevention
12 4 (14.81%) Mobile Device Management

MCSE
Top Related 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Technical Leader
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.81%) iPad
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Android
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) CAD
4 5 (18.52%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (18.52%) Migration
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
5 4 (14.81%) Identity Management
5 4 (14.81%) ITSM
5 4 (14.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Personalization
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (29.63%) CCNA
4 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) MCITP
5 4 (14.81%) MCSA
6 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (7.41%) CCNP
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.41%) MCP
7 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) CCDP
8 1 (3.70%) CCIE
8 1 (3.70%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) AirWatch
1 4 (14.81%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
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