Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 January 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 137 152
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 67 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.76% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 1.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 14
Hampshire median daily rate £444 £145 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +206.03% -47.27% -24.14%
10th Percentile £314 £128 £169
90th Percentile £600 £340 £330
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £16.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.68% - -
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £20.66 £17.06
% change year-on-year +61.70% +21.07% -20.84%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,311 1,210 1,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 34.50% 34.58% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 678 922
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £296 £220 £280
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £408
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.61% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 46 84
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.98% -25.47%
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £61.43 £48.09 £49.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £23.00
% change year-on-year +36.24% +11.70% -36.11%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Hampshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Hampshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Hampshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Hampshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCSE in Hampshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Gosport - 11 £380 - 2
Portsmouth -25 8 £675 +83.05%
Havant - 7 £413 -
Southampton -11 5 £350 +33.33% 1
Fleet -18 5 £360 +12.50% 1
Farnborough - 5 £438 - 2
Eastleigh - 4 - -
Winchester - 3 £475 - 1
Basingstoke -3 2 - -
Hook - 1 £450 -
Fareham - 1 £135 - 1
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (65.67%) Microsoft
3 32 (47.76%) Active Directory
4 26 (38.81%) Cisco
5 23 (34.33%) Security Cleared
6 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
7 21 (31.34%) VMware
7 21 (31.34%) Windows
8 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (25.37%) ITIL
9 17 (25.37%) Linux
10 15 (22.39%) Citrix
10 15 (22.39%) Degree
11 14 (20.90%) Migration
11 14 (20.90%) Military
11 14 (20.90%) DNS
11 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
12 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (19.40%) HP
12 13 (19.40%) CCNA
12 13 (19.40%) MCSA
12 13 (19.40%) SQL
13 12 (17.91%) Change Management
14 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (16.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (16.42%) Internet
15 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (14.93%) Server Virtualisation
16 9 (13.43%) Traceability Matrix
16 9 (13.43%) vSphere

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.94%) Skype for Business
3 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 6 (8.96%) IIS
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) Internet
3 9 (13.43%) Firewall
3 9 (13.43%) SSL
4 8 (11.94%) Skype
5 7 (10.45%) DHCP
5 7 (10.45%) Kerberos
6 6 (8.96%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.96%) Network Security
7 5 (7.46%) Wireshark
8 4 (5.97%) LAN
8 4 (5.97%) WAN
8 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.97%) Wireless
9 3 (4.48%) VLAN
10 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.99%) X.500
11 1 (1.49%) HTTP
11 1 (1.49%) SNMP
11 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (1.49%) OLAP
2 1 (1.49%) Power BI
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Fiddler
2 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.90%) Military
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Exchange Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Active Directory Architect
5 6 (8.96%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) SharePoint Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Deployment Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (2.99%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
1 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
1 7 (10.45%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) OAuth
3 1 (1.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.94%) PKI
3 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Linux
3 9 (13.43%) AIX
4 7 (10.45%) Unix
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) Migration
3 12 (17.91%) Change Management
4 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.93%) Server Virtualisation
6 9 (13.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (13.43%) Traceability Matrix
7 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.45%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.45%) Availability Management
8 7 (10.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
8 7 (10.45%) ITSM
8 7 (10.45%) Performance Management
8 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.45%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.45%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.40%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (34.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
4 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (22.39%) Degree
6 13 (19.40%) CCNA
6 13 (19.40%) MCSA
7 11 (16.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (10.45%) CCA
8 7 (10.45%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (10.45%) ISEB
8 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (10.45%) MCITP
8 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (8.96%) VCP6
10 4 (5.97%) CCNP
11 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (47.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) vSphere
4 6 (8.96%) NFS
5 5 (7.46%) vCloud
6 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.99%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) HP ALM
2 5 (7.46%) vRealize
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (65.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.81%) Cisco
3 21 (31.34%) VMware
4 15 (22.39%) Citrix
5 13 (19.40%) HP
6 5 (7.46%) Trend Micro
7 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.48%) Remedy
9 1 (1.49%) Centrify
9 1 (1.49%) EMC