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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 110 111
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 0.53% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.58% 2.66% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Median daily rate £363 £263 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.09% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £135 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £406 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £300
% change year-on-year - +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £60.00 £12.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.83% +375.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.28% +22.37%  

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 459 488 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 21.62% 19.73% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 258 231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 59
Median hourly rate £33.25 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +104.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.43 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +9 8 £413 +175.00% 2
Hertfordshire +9 7 £350 -20.00% 6
Norfolk +4 3 £150 - 1
Bedfordshire -1 1 £375 +7.14% 1
Essex -8 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (65.85%) Windows
3 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
4 15 (36.59%) ITIL
4 15 (36.59%) MCP
4 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
6 12 (29.27%) Office 365
7 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
8 10 (24.39%) MCITP
8 10 (24.39%) Cisco
8 10 (24.39%) LAN
8 10 (24.39%) WAN
8 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
9 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
9 9 (21.95%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
10 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
11 7 (17.07%) SCCM
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
11 7 (17.07%) MCSA
11 7 (17.07%) CCNA
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.07%) Finance
11 7 (17.07%) Clustering

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 8 (19.51%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Office 365
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) LAN
1 10 (24.39%) WAN
2 6 (14.63%) SAN
2 6 (14.63%) Wireless
3 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 5 (12.20%) WLAN
4 3 (7.32%) Skype
4 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) DNS
5 2 (4.88%) MPLS
5 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.88%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.32%) DTS
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.44%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Consultant
1 7 (17.07%) DBA
1 7 (17.07%) SQL DBA
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Azure Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Office 365 Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) IT Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) IT Support
4 4 (9.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
2 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) NHS
4 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.44%) iPad
6 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.88%) Solaris
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.44%) Linux
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (14.63%) High Availability
4 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Coaching
6 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.32%) Database Security
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.32%) Security Patching
6 3 (7.32%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (7.32%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) REXX
3 1 (2.44%) Tcl
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (36.59%) MCP
3 10 (24.39%) MCITP
4 7 (17.07%) CCNA
4 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (17.07%) MCSA
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 3 (7.32%) CCA
6 3 (7.32%) CCNP
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (7.32%) MCDBA
6 3 (7.32%) OCP
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCIP
8 1 (2.44%) CCSP
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
2 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) XenApp
4 3 (7.32%) Firmware
5 2 (4.88%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) Data Guard
3 3 (7.32%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.44%) DameWare
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco
3 6 (14.63%) Citrix
3 6 (14.63%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) Adobe
7 1 (2.44%) CA
7 1 (2.44%) CommVault
7 1 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (2.44%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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