Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 134 157
Rank change year-on-year -14 +23 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 38 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 1.15% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 5.85% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 14
East of England median daily rate £300 £375 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +115.52% -42.00%
10th Percentile £141 £128 £101
90th Percentile £475 £575 £384
England median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
East of England median hourly rate £18.98 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.86% -12.12% -4.35%
10th Percentile £17.12 £14.25 £8.40
90th Percentile £20.23 £14.75 £126.50
England median hourly rate £18.55 £16.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.85% -18.53% -

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 893 854 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.14% 19.68% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 474 482
East of England median daily rate £400 £378 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +3.42% -4.89%
10th Percentile £188 £200 £200
90th Percentile £587 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 97 96
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% -1.41% +57.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.48 £9.54
90th Percentile £42.00 £48.00 £50.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

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 May 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 20 May 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
Bedfordshire +6 11 £300 -20.00% 1
Essex +20 8 £450 - 3
Cambridgeshire -12 7 £375 -20.00% 3
Norfolk -2 6 - - 2
Hertfordshire -26 6 £185 -48.97% 4
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
4 19 (50.00%) MCSA
5 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) Degree
7 13 (34.21%) ITIL
8 12 (31.58%) Dell
8 12 (31.58%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
9 11 (28.95%) SAN
10 10 (26.32%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) CCNA
10 10 (26.32%) IBM
10 10 (26.32%) Firewall
10 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (23.68%) Migration
11 9 (23.68%) SCCM
11 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
11 9 (23.68%) DHCP
11 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
11 9 (23.68%) DNS
12 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 8 (21.05%) MCP
12 8 (21.05%) CCNP

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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 7 (18.42%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) Office 365
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) SAN
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 9 (23.68%) DHCP
3 9 (23.68%) DNS
3 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (15.79%) Internet
4 6 (15.79%) iSCSI
4 6 (15.79%) NAS
5 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.89%) LAN
6 3 (7.89%) WAN
6 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) Skype
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Advertising
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 6 (15.79%) Storage Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Application Security Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) SIEM Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Web Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Web Applications Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
3 6 (15.79%) Clustering
3 6 (15.79%) Replication
4 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
4 5 (13.16%) NHS
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
5 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (23.68%) Migration
4 7 (18.42%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (18.42%) Security Operations
4 7 (18.42%) SIEM
5 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.79%) Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (10.53%) Content Development
7 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (10.53%) Network Design
7 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 4 (10.53%) Project Governance
7 4 (10.53%) Use Case
8 3 (7.89%) Information Management
8 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
8 3 (7.89%) Security Management
8 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (50.00%) MCSA
3 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (36.84%) Degree
5 10 (26.32%) CCNA
6 8 (21.05%) CCNP
6 8 (21.05%) MCP
7 7 (18.42%) CISSP
8 6 (15.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (10.53%) CEH
9 4 (10.53%) CISA
9 4 (10.53%) CISM
10 3 (7.89%) CCSP
10 3 (7.89%) GCIH
10 3 (7.89%) ISSAP
10 3 (7.89%) ISSEP
10 3 (7.89%) RHCA
10 3 (7.89%) RHCE
10 3 (7.89%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
2 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.79%) Terminal Services
3 6 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SCCM
2 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
3 6 (15.79%) Backup Exec
3 6 (15.79%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (15.79%) SCOM
4 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (10.53%) QRadar
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Dell
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 10 (26.32%) IBM
4 8 (21.05%) CommVault
4 8 (21.05%) HP
5 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
6 6 (15.79%) 3PAR
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) EqualLogic
6 6 (15.79%) NetApp
6 6 (15.79%) Symantec
6 6 (15.79%) Veritas
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow