Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 131 138
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +43
Contract jobs citing MCSE 71 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.39% 1.17% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 5.99% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 41
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.49% +22.65%
10th Percentile £203 £175 £155
90th Percentile £565 £391 £444
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -36.59% -17.00%
10th Percentile £10.45 £9.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £13.75 £11.00 £16.37
England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.83 £18.50
% change year-on-year -20.79% +12.59% -2.63%

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 997 935 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.51% 19.50% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 543 546
East of England median daily rate £386 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £180 £205 £211
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 92 148
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +8.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.37 £11.28
90th Percentile £46.58 £46.90 £49.83
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Cambridgeshire +8 33 £320 -20.00% 1
Bedfordshire +4 17 £335 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 12 £319 +30.10% 3
Essex -23 10 £288 -4.17%
Norfolk -2 1 £119 -37.37%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (63.38%) Microsoft
3 37 (52.11%) Windows
4 27 (38.03%) Citrix
5 24 (33.80%) VMware
6 23 (32.39%) MCSA
7 20 (28.17%) ITIL
7 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
7 20 (28.17%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
8 17 (23.94%) Migration
9 16 (22.54%) XenApp
9 16 (22.54%) Office 365
9 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (21.13%) SCCM
11 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
11 13 (18.31%) CCA
12 12 (16.90%) MCP
13 11 (15.49%) SQL
13 11 (15.49%) HP
13 11 (15.49%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
13 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (15.49%) People Management
13 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
14 10 (14.08%) Skype
14 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (14.08%) SAN
14 10 (14.08%) NHS
14 10 (14.08%) CCNA

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 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
2 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.63%) IaaS
4 4 (5.63%) PaaS
5 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.41%) G Suite
6 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) DHCP
1 10 (14.08%) DNS
1 10 (14.08%) SAN
1 10 (14.08%) Skype
2 9 (12.68%) NetScaler
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.04%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (7.04%) iSCSI
4 5 (7.04%) NAS
4 5 (7.04%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.23%) Internet
5 3 (4.23%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 3 (4.23%) WLAN
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.82%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Electronics
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.86%) Migration Specialist
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Applications Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Storage Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) SQL DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) NHS
3 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.27%) Replication
4 5 (7.04%) Clustering
5 4 (5.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Solaris
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) ITIL
2 17 (23.94%) Migration
3 11 (15.49%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (15.49%) People Management
4 9 (12.68%) Application Packaging
5 8 (11.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (9.86%) Programme Governance
6 7 (9.86%) Remediation Plan
7 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (8.45%) High Availability
7 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.04%) Service Design
8 5 (7.04%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (5.63%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.63%) CMMI
9 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.63%) Project Management
9 4 (5.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.86%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) REXX
4 2 (2.82%) Tcl
4 2 (2.82%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (32.39%) MCSA
3 20 (28.17%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (18.31%) CCA
5 12 (16.90%) MCP
6 10 (14.08%) CCNA
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (12.68%) Degree
7 9 (12.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.63%) VCAP
10 3 (4.23%) AWS Certification
10 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) CCNP
11 2 (2.82%) CISSP
11 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.82%) MCITP
11 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (28.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) XenApp
3 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (7.04%) Terminal Services
6 5 (7.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) SCOM
3 6 (8.45%) NetBackup
4 5 (7.04%) AppDNA
4 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
4 5 (7.04%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (7.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.03%) Citrix
3 24 (33.80%) VMware
4 11 (15.49%) HP
5 10 (14.08%) Cisco
6 8 (11.27%) 3PAR
7 7 (9.86%) CommVault
8 6 (8.45%) SAP
9 5 (7.04%) AppSense
9 5 (7.04%) Dell
9 5 (7.04%) EqualLogic
9 5 (7.04%) IBM
9 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.04%) Symantec
9 5 (7.04%) Veritas
10 4 (5.63%) Oracle
10 4 (5.63%) Remedy
11 2 (2.82%) Brocade
11 2 (2.82%) CA