Period
to 21 November 2018

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 85 67
Rank change year-on-year -12 -18 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.29% 1.38% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 8.15% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 16
Essex median daily rate £175 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -8.33% -26.15%
10th Percentile £116 £172 £233
90th Percentile £272 £300 £344
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £12.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year +116.00% +25.00% -36.59%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 291 135 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.89% 16.88% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 75 147
Essex median daily rate £490 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £305 £164 £225
90th Percentile £613 £558 £493
East of England median daily rate £425 £390 £364
% change year-on-year +8.97% +7.22% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 31
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £26.44 £34.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.96% -23.80% -16.39%
10th Percentile £12.32 £18.46 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £39.90 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% +37.21%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Essex over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Essex

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Colchester - 8 £175 -
Brentwood - 4 £118 - 1
Epping - 1 £175 -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Network Security
3 8 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (50.00%) MCSA
5 6 (42.86%) MCP
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (35.71%) Humanities
6 5 (35.71%) Social Science
7 4 (28.57%) SLA
7 4 (28.57%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
8 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
8 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Unix

MCSE
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Humanities
1 5 (35.71%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Support
2 5 (35.71%) Support Officer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Support
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSA
3 6 (42.86%) MCP
4 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCTS
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) VMware