Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 131 146
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 56 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.20% 1.11% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 5.65% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 21
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £145 £163 £140
90th Percentile £359 £415 £400
England median daily rate £338 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -2.17% +6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 16
East of England median hourly rate £15.48 £14.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% +38.10% -40.00%
10th Percentile £11.27 £14.25 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.48 £14.75 £107.50
England median hourly rate £17.13 £17.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% -14.70% +4.14%

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 953 867 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.46% 19.69% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 496 480
East of England median daily rate £394 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £185 £195 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 103 141
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +47.37% +21.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Cambridgeshire -11 18 £300 -25.00% 4
Bedfordshire +1 15 £300 -20.00% 4
Essex +1 12 £275 -15.38% 1
Hertfordshire -5 8 £250 - 11
Norfolk -8 5 - - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (50.00%) Windows
4 24 (42.86%) VMware
5 22 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 19 (33.93%) Citrix
7 19 (33.93%) MCSA
7 19 (33.93%) ITIL
8 18 (32.14%) Degree
9 16 (28.57%) SCCM
10 15 (26.79%) DHCP
10 15 (26.79%) DNS
10 15 (26.79%) CCNA
10 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (26.79%) Skype for Business
11 14 (25.00%) IBM
11 14 (25.00%) SQL
11 14 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 13 (23.21%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
13 12 (21.43%) SAN
13 12 (21.43%) CommVault
13 12 (21.43%) NHS
13 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
13 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 12 (21.43%) MCP
13 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
13 12 (21.43%) NetBackup

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 15 (26.79%) Skype for Business
2 14 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) IaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) PaaS
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) DHCP
1 15 (26.79%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) SAN
2 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.86%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (17.86%) iSCSI
3 10 (17.86%) NAS
4 6 (10.71%) Firewall
4 6 (10.71%) Skype
5 5 (8.93%) LAN
5 5 (8.93%) WAN
6 4 (7.14%) Internet
6 4 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (5.36%) WLAN
8 2 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) DB2
General
1 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.71%) Electronics
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Storage Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.36%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) AWS Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Network Field Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (21.43%) NHS
2 12 (21.43%) Replication
3 10 (17.86%) Clustering
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Problem Management
3 8 (14.29%) People Management
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 4 (7.14%) Content Development
6 4 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 4 (7.14%) Network Design
6 4 (7.14%) Operations Management
6 4 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 4 (7.14%) Service Design
6 4 (7.14%) SIEM
6 4 (7.14%) Use Case
6 4 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.86%) VBScript
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (33.93%) MCSA
3 18 (32.14%) Degree
4 15 (26.79%) CCNA
4 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (23.21%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (21.43%) MCP
7 10 (17.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (16.07%) CCA
9 6 (10.71%) CISSP
10 4 (7.14%) CEH
10 4 (7.14%) CISA
10 4 (7.14%) CISM
11 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (5.36%) Master's Degree
11 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
12 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
12 2 (3.57%) MCITP
12 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.86%) Terminal Services
4 10 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.93%) XenApp
6 4 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) SCCM
2 12 (21.43%) NetBackup
3 10 (17.86%) Backup Exec
3 10 (17.86%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (17.86%) SCOM
4 4 (7.14%) AppDNA
4 4 (7.14%) QRadar
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 19 (33.93%) Citrix
4 14 (25.00%) IBM
5 12 (21.43%) CommVault
6 11 (19.64%) HP
6 11 (19.64%) Symantec
7 10 (17.86%) 3PAR
7 10 (17.86%) Dell
7 10 (17.86%) EqualLogic
7 10 (17.86%) NetApp
7 10 (17.86%) SolarWinds
7 10 (17.86%) Veritas
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco
9 6 (10.71%) SAP
10 4 (7.14%) Ivanti
11 2 (3.57%) Oracle
12 1 (1.79%) EMC
12 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.79%) Google