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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 6 months to 23 May 2022 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
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +31
Contract jobs citing MCSE 18 3 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.31% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.87% 2.00% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
10th Percentile £129 £304 £169
25th Percentile £158 £307 £221
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £238 £325 £313
Median % change year-on-year -26.92% +4.00% -10.71%
75th Percentile £348 £438 £319
90th Percentile £440 £498 -
England median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £15.63 - -
Median hourly rate £16.25 - -
75th Percentile £16.88 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £23.22 - £20.00
% change year-on-year - - -8.24%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 262 150 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.12% 15.86% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 108 138
10th Percentile £181 £131 £178
25th Percentile £278 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £370 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% -12.94% +11.11%
75th Percentile £500 £450 £500
90th Percentile £594 £563 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 21
10th Percentile £13.36 £14.70 £15.75
25th Percentile £16.84 £15.52 -
Median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.57% - -
75th Percentile £28.34 £39.54 £36.00
90th Percentile £36.75 £48.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% +36.36% -8.03%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MCSE in the East Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire -2 10 £250 -17.36%
Lincolnshire - 4 £135 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £440 - 2
Nottinghamshire +5 1 - - 4
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 12 (66.67%) ITIL
5 11 (61.11%) Windows
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco
7 7 (38.89%) A+ Certification
7 7 (38.89%) MCP
7 7 (38.89%) MCSA
8 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (33.33%) Public Sector
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
8 6 (33.33%) Degree
8 6 (33.33%) VPN
9 5 (27.78%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) VMware
9 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
10 4 (22.22%) Service Management
10 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
10 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
10 4 (22.22%) Release Management
10 4 (22.22%) Internet
11 3 (16.67%) Project Management
11 3 (16.67%) NetApp
11 3 (16.67%) CCIE
11 3 (16.67%) SQL

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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (11.11%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.56%) Fast Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
1 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Release Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Remote Monitoring and Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile
5 2 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) PLM
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) A+ Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCP
2 7 (38.89%) MCSA
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (16.67%) CCIE
5 3 (16.67%) VCAP
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (11.11%) Aruba
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) F5