Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 138 148
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -35
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.82% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 1.53% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 24
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £315 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -3.82% -9.66%
10th Percentile £175 £132 £238
90th Percentile £440 £445 £427
South East median daily rate £375 £330 £355
% change year-on-year +13.64% -7.04% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.39 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.31% - -
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £18.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +7.69% -15.61% -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 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 1,189 1,239 1,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 32.58% 35.35% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 718 958
Hampshire median daily rate £421 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £287 £249 £269
90th Percentile £567 £514 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 66
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +95.40%
10th Percentile £21.48 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £62.08 £48.75 £56.88
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £24.28
% change year-on-year +86.05% -11.45% +0.66%

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 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Hook +13 8 £415 +29.69%
Fleet - 4 £343 -
Winchester - 4 £425 -
Havant -4 3 £413 -
Petersfield +2 2 £170 +23.64%
Portsmouth -17 2 - - 1
Southampton -30 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £175 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £422 -
Gosport - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
4 16 (53.33%) Windows
5 11 (36.67%) VMware
6 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (30.00%) HP
7 8 (26.67%) Change Management
7 8 (26.67%) vSphere
7 8 (26.67%) Office 365
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco
9 6 (20.00%) MCSA
9 6 (20.00%) LDAP
9 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.67%) Skype
10 5 (16.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) MCP
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) Kerberos
10 5 (16.67%) X.500
10 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
10 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 5 (16.67%) Migration
10 5 (16.67%) Replication
10 5 (16.67%) PKI
10 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business

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 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (3.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
1 5 (16.67%) Kerberos
1 5 (16.67%) Skype
1 5 (16.67%) X.500
2 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) VoIP
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) Broadband
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (10.00%) Consultant
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
1 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) IT Support
2 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Expert
3 1 (3.33%) Business Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (3.33%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 2 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) PKI
1 5 (16.67%) Replication
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Change Management
2 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) Records Management
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Management
6 2 (6.67%) Security Management
6 2 (6.67%) Server Patching
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) MCSA
4 5 (16.67%) MCP
5 4 (13.33%) VCP6
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.00%) CCNA
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.67%) CCNP
7 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (3.33%) MCTS
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) vSphere
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 4 (13.33%) NFS
6 3 (10.00%) vCloud
7 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) vRealize
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Centrify
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) Nintex
6 3 (10.00%) Remedy
7 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.33%) Altiris
8 1 (3.33%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos