The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 60 50 47
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.24% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 4.76% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £175 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 113 84 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 26.65% 18.50% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 47 53
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £185 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £825 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Essex

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Essex

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 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
Witham - 1 - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) MCP
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Novell
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) CCA
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (57.14%) NDS
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
5 3 (42.86%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (42.86%) WLAN
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) NHS
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Data Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Migration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) CCA
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) NDS
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Novell
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) VMware