Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 137 148
Rank change year-on-year -33 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 36 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.72% 1.34% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 7.03% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 31
East of England median daily rate £215 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +60.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £116 £134 £130
90th Percentile £480 £575 £388
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -36.59%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.25 £13.75 £18.65
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% -21.43% -0.69%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 965 896 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.32% 19.11% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 481 533
East of England median daily rate £415 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +4.40% -3.23%
10th Percentile £178 £209 £200
90th Percentile £575 £559 £525
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 102 68
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.39 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.61% -25.71% +35.72%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.78 £10.06
90th Percentile £42.25 £45.90 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Essex - 16 £215 -
Cambridgeshire -14 12 £375 -28.57%
Bedfordshire -3 3 £315 -21.25%
Hertfordshire -25 3 £185 -48.97% 5
Norfolk +18 2 - - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 21 (58.33%) Windows
4 21 (58.33%) MCSA
5 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (38.89%) Data Centre
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
7 12 (33.33%) Migration
8 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (27.78%) SAN
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (25.00%) Citrix
10 9 (25.00%) VMware
11 8 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
12 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
12 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (19.44%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) Dell
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 7 (19.44%) CCNP
12 7 (19.44%) DHCP
12 7 (19.44%) DNS
13 6 (16.67%) Cisco
13 6 (16.67%) MCP
13 6 (16.67%) Unix
13 6 (16.67%) Validation

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) SAN
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
2 7 (19.44%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) Skype
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Advertising
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Services Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Web Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
4 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (8.33%) NHS
5 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (5.56%) Clustering
6 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.67%) Unix
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) Migration
3 10 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (16.67%) Validation
5 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 4 (11.11%) Project Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (8.33%) Information Management
7 3 (8.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.33%) Security Management
7 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VB
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (58.33%) MCSA
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (19.44%) CCNP
4 7 (19.44%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) MCP
6 4 (11.11%) CCSP
7 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (8.33%) CCNA
7 3 (8.33%) CISSP
7 3 (8.33%) CSSLP
7 3 (8.33%) GCIH
7 3 (8.33%) GCWN
7 3 (8.33%) GIAC
7 3 (8.33%) ISSAP
7 3 (8.33%) ISSEP
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (8.33%) RHCA
7 3 (8.33%) RHCE
7 3 (8.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Dell
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.78%) Altiris
6 1 (2.78%) CommVault
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas