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 26 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 50
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.85% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.13% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £250 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -38.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 71 78 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 16.36% 16.53% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 57
Median daily rate £400 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -33.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £242 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £22.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft