Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 136 134
Rank change year-on-year -44 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 76 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.59% 1.47% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 7.60% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 45
East of England median daily rate £295 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +9.09% -8.49%
10th Percentile £116 £203 £175
90th Percentile £419 £565 £391
England median daily rate £373 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +14.62% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £12.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.00% +25.00% -36.59%
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +5.52% -20.79% +14.14%

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 984 1,000 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.45% 19.40% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 507 544
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £203 £184 £205
90th Percentile £575 £565 £525
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.24% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 99 98
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -34.81% +28.42%
10th Percentile £10.82 £11.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £47.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.69% +0.75% +10.87%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -9 14 £175 -39.13% 3
Cambridgeshire -17 7 £375 +17.19% 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £413 +29.41% 8
Norfolk +9 1 - -
Bedfordshire -4 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (53.33%) MCSA
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
6 10 (33.33%) ITIL
7 9 (30.00%) MCP
7 9 (30.00%) VMware
8 8 (26.67%) Network Security
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 8 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) Citrix
10 6 (20.00%) SLA
10 6 (20.00%) SAN
10 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (16.67%) Office 365
11 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (16.67%) Humanities
11 5 (16.67%) Social Science
11 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (16.67%) Migration

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 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Network Security
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) HTTP
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) CodeSonar
4 1 (3.33%) git-flow
4 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (16.67%) Humanities
1 5 (16.67%) Social Science
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) IT Support
2 5 (16.67%) Support Officer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) HTML5
2 4 (13.33%) Silverlight
2 4 (13.33%) WPF
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Django
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) LAMP
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Unix
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
6 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (53.33%) MCSA
3 9 (30.00%) MCP
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (10.00%) CCNA
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.67%) CNE
7 2 (6.67%) Novell Certification
7 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) CISSP
8 1 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.33%) SANS
8 1 (3.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Salt
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (3.33%) Altiris
6 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds