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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 112 108
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 42 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.79% 0.79% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.40% 4.56% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 21
Median daily rate £375 £190 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -47.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £107 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +1.24% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 447 439 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.10% 17.28% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 241 294
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £186 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +16 21 £538 +87.28% 2
Hertfordshire +5 13 £375 +1.35% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 - - 3
Norfolk -4 2 £119 +11.21%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (73.02%) Windows
3 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 29 (46.03%) Office 365
5 22 (34.92%) ITIL
6 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
7 17 (26.98%) Hyper-V
7 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
7 17 (26.98%) Migration
8 15 (23.81%) Windows 10
9 14 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 14 (22.22%) Citrix
10 13 (20.63%) MCSA
10 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
11 11 (17.46%) MCP
11 11 (17.46%) Skype for Business
12 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
12 10 (15.87%) SCCM
12 10 (15.87%) SCOM
12 10 (15.87%) Private Cloud
12 10 (15.87%) Skype
12 10 (15.87%) SQL
12 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
13 9 (14.29%) Project Management
13 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
13 9 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.70%) Citrix Certification

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 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.46%) Skype for Business
3 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.59%) CMS
7 1 (1.59%) Confluence
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (46.03%) Office 365
2 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.17%) Yammer
6 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.59%) IaaS
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Skype
2 5 (7.94%) SAN
3 4 (6.35%) LAN
3 4 (6.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) DNS
4 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 3 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.17%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.59%) MPLS
6 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.17%) DTS
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Law
2 3 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Architect
2 8 (12.70%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.11%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) DBA
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Support
6 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Migration Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Private Cloud
2 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.17%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) ITIL
2 17 (26.98%) Migration
3 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (14.29%) Project Management
5 7 (11.11%) DevOps
5 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.52%) Application Packaging
6 6 (9.52%) High Availability
7 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.35%) Change Management
8 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.35%) Service Design
9 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.76%) Patch Management
9 3 (4.76%) People Management
9 3 (4.76%) Programme Governance
9 3 (4.76%) Remediation Plan
9 3 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.87%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) REXX
4 1 (1.59%) Tcl
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (20.63%) MCSA
3 11 (17.46%) MCP
4 8 (12.70%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (9.52%) MCITP
6 5 (7.94%) CCNA
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.17%) CCA
7 2 (3.17%) CCNP
7 2 (3.17%) MCDBA
7 2 (3.17%) MCTS
7 2 (3.17%) OCP
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.17%) VCAP
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.59%) Degree
8 1 (1.59%) MCDST
8 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Hyper-V
2 14 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (9.52%) XenApp
5 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
1 10 (15.87%) SCOM
2 2 (3.17%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.17%) SCSM
3 1 (1.59%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) Citrix
3 7 (11.11%) Remedy
3 7 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) HP
5 3 (4.76%) Reuters
6 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.59%) AppSense
7 1 (1.59%) Brocade
7 1 (1.59%) CA
7 1 (1.59%) Dell
7 1 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) Meraki
7 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL