Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 139 138
Rank change year-on-year +33 -1 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 38 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.20% 0.46% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 2.57% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 3
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £262 £258 £229
90th Percentile £438 £400 £314
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.73% +5.00% -45.45%
10th Percentile £22.50 £15.75 £11.80
90th Percentile £27.50 £15.75 £17.80
England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.27 £18.50
% change year-on-year -18.58% +9.54% -2.54%

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 638 584 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.21% 17.82% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 400 328
East Midlands median daily rate £381 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +1.33% +8.23%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 38
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +1.46% +14.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.60 £39.13 £33.65
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Northamptonshire +14 14 £350 -6.67% 1
Derbyshire -3 11 £320 +16.36% 2
Leicestershire - 8 £288 -
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £413 - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
3 26 (68.42%) Windows
4 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
5 24 (63.16%) ITIL
6 18 (47.37%) VMware
6 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
7 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (42.11%) Cisco
9 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
10 13 (34.21%) Office 365
10 13 (34.21%) PRINCE2
11 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (28.95%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 11 (28.95%) Migration
12 11 (28.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (28.95%) DNS
13 9 (23.68%) CCNA
13 9 (23.68%) Clustering
14 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (21.05%) Degree
14 8 (21.05%) MCSA
14 8 (21.05%) SAN
14 8 (21.05%) Project Management
14 8 (21.05%) ITIL V3
14 8 (21.05%) VCAP
15 7 (18.42%) High Availability

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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) G Suite
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
3 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.42%) Unified Communications
4 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 6 (15.79%) Internet
5 5 (13.16%) IPsec
5 5 (13.16%) Kerberos
5 5 (13.16%) LDAP
6 4 (10.53%) Firewall
6 4 (10.53%) LAN
6 4 (10.53%) Skype
6 4 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (5.26%) NAS
7 2 (5.26%) Wireless
8 1 (2.63%) Intranet
8 1 (2.63%) VoIP
8 1 (2.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.42%) Automotive
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Technical Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Active Directory Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) IT Support
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (23.68%) Clustering
3 6 (15.79%) PKI
4 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.63%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) VMS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) PRINCE2
3 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (28.95%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 11 (28.95%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL V3
5 8 (21.05%) Project Management
6 7 (18.42%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (18.42%) ERP
6 7 (18.42%) High Availability
6 7 (18.42%) PLM
6 7 (18.42%) SDLC
7 5 (13.16%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
8 3 (7.89%) Service Management
9 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (2.63%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (28.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (23.68%) CCNA
5 8 (21.05%) Degree
5 8 (21.05%) MCSA
5 8 (21.05%) VCAP
6 7 (18.42%) CCIE
7 5 (13.16%) MCITP
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.63%) CCDP
9 1 (2.63%) CCNP
9 1 (2.63%) CCSP
9 1 (2.63%) CISSP
9 1 (2.63%) CNE
9 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.63%) MCSD
9 1 (2.63%) Novell Certification
9 1 (2.63%) OCP
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 16 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (18.42%) NetApp
5 6 (15.79%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.63%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.63%) Google
8 1 (2.63%) Intel
8 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.63%) Nintex
8 1 (2.63%) StorageTek
8 1 (2.63%) Sun