Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.38% 2.05% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.21% 8.14% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 6
Essex median daily rate £275 £300 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -26.15% +1.56%
10th Percentile £172 £233 £353
90th Percentile £300 £344 £459
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £301
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.49% +22.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +25.00% -36.59% -17.00%

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 134 221 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.83% 25.17% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 148 81
Essex median daily rate £400 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £225
90th Percentile £546 £491 £538
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 33 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% -18.07% +28.23%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.75 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +16.22%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Basildon +2 6 £275 -4.35%
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
2 7 (63.64%) CCA
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (45.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WLAN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) CISSP
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Time Management
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared

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 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) AWS Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Data Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCA
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) AWS Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware