Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 136 151
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 43 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.14% 0.71% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 2.00% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 21
Hampshire median daily rate £424 £258 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.47% -14.17% -17.24%
10th Percentile £321 £128 £174
90th Percentile £645 £388 £469
South East median daily rate £405 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +24.62% -7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.39 £26.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.75% - -
South East median hourly rate £19.69 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +12.53% +2.58% -20.08%

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 1,279 1,250 1,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 34.05% 35.42% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 710 961
Hampshire median daily rate £417 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.13% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £300 £212 £275
90th Percentile £587 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 59 81
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18.25 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.73 £50.15 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +13.52%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Portsmouth -15 7 £750 +135.29% 2
Hook - 7 £415 -
Fleet -16 6 £360 +12.50%
Winchester - 4 £475 -
Basingstoke +11 3 £175 -10.26%
Havant -7 3 £413 -
Farnborough - 3 £475 - 3
Southampton -22 2 £350 +16.67%
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £279 - 1
Gosport - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (74.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (51.16%) Windows
4 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 16 (37.21%) VMware
6 13 (30.23%) DNS
7 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
7 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (25.58%) vSphere
8 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco
8 11 (25.58%) MCSA
9 10 (23.26%) HP
9 10 (23.26%) ITIL
9 10 (23.26%) PKI
10 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
11 8 (18.60%) Office 365
11 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (18.60%) Kerberos
12 7 (16.28%) NFS
12 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
12 7 (16.28%) Change Management
12 7 (16.28%) Migration
12 7 (16.28%) Degree
12 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
12 7 (16.28%) iSCSI
12 7 (16.28%) Mentoring

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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) Confluence
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) IaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.65%) PaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) Kerberos
3 7 (16.28%) iSCSI
4 6 (13.95%) DHCP
4 6 (13.95%) Firewall
4 6 (13.95%) Internet
4 6 (13.95%) Network Security
4 6 (13.95%) SSL
5 5 (11.63%) Skype
5 5 (11.63%) X.500
6 4 (9.30%) Wireless
7 3 (6.98%) LAN
7 3 (6.98%) WAN
7 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.33%) NAS
9 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (13.95%) Military
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Consultant
3 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory Expert
5 1 (2.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) LDAP
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) jQuery
3 2 (4.65%) XML
3 2 (4.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) PKI
2 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Replication
4 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
4 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.33%) CESG
7 1 (2.33%) CMDB
7 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) Change Management
3 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.63%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (11.63%) Identity Management
5 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.98%) Cryptography
6 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Security Management
6 3 (6.98%) Stress Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
2 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) MCSA
3 11 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (16.28%) Degree
4 7 (16.28%) VCP6
5 4 (9.30%) CCNA
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 3 (6.98%) MCP
7 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (2.33%) MCTS
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (25.58%) vSphere
3 7 (16.28%) NFS
4 6 (13.95%) vCloud
5 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) vRealize
2 3 (6.98%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) Cisco
4 10 (23.26%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) Nintex
5 3 (6.98%) Remedy
5 3 (6.98%) Trend Micro
6 2 (4.65%) Centrify
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Altiris
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) McAfee
7 1 (2.33%) Sophos