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 3 months to 24 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 110 82
Rank change year-on-year +18 -28  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 9 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.68% 0.45% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 1.06% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 33
Median daily rate £325 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £418 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 682 850 779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 38.84% 42.78% 36.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 505 481
Median daily rate £415 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +145.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £25.40 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 4 £325 - 1
Hook +8 3 £320 -9.85%
Portsmouth - 2 £300 -
Havant - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) CCNA
7 7 (29.17%) Office 365
7 7 (29.17%) Migration
8 6 (25.00%) Firewall
8 6 (25.00%) Degree
8 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) VPN
10 4 (16.67%) CSS
10 4 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (16.67%) XSLT
10 4 (16.67%) IIS
10 4 (16.67%) C#
10 4 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) IIS
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) RFID
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) PSTN
5 1 (4.17%) SCCP
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Analyst
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Cabling Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
1 4 (16.67%) jQuery
1 4 (16.67%) XML
1 4 (16.67%) XSLT
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Data Encryption
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (12.50%) Records Management
5 2 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
6 1 (4.17%) BCP
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Process Management
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Server Building
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 6 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) CCDP
6 3 (12.50%) CCNP
6 3 (12.50%) CCSA
6 3 (12.50%) MCSA
6 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.33%) MCITP
8 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
8 1 (4.17%) CISSP
8 1 (4.17%) GIAC
8 1 (4.17%) HNC
8 1 (4.17%) HND
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) Nintex
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) Meraki
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam