Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 72 73
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.82% 1.88% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 8.82% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Essex median daily rate - £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.38% +31.31%
East of England median daily rate £413 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +37.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £15.48 £14.50
% change year-on-year +74.47% +6.72% +38.10%

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 249 136 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.33% 21.35% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 71 162
Essex median daily rate £475 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +25.00% -9.68%
10th Percentile £316 £185 £221
90th Percentile £613 £625 £516
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 27
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £39.13 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.11% +15.09% -20.93%
10th Percentile £12.55 £38.43 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.50 £39.83 £40.85
East of England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% -50.00% +52.17%

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 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 16 February 2019. 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 - 4 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (57.14%) Numerate Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (57.14%) Humanities
2 4 (57.14%) Social Science
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) LAN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
General
1 4 (57.14%) Humanities
1 4 (57.14%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) IT Support
1 4 (57.14%) Support Officer
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
1 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
2 4 (57.14%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM