The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.06% 0.61% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.29% 2.94% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £321 £325
% change year-on-year +1.24% -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 140 136 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 22.19% 20.76% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 61 83
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 36
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.05 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford - 10 £320 - 2
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
4 12 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (50.00%) SCOM
5 10 (50.00%) Private Cloud
6 9 (45.00%) Office 365
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
8 7 (35.00%) Risk Management
8 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (35.00%) Remedy
8 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (35.00%) DevOps
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (25.00%) SQL
10 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 4 (20.00%) CCNA
11 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (20.00%) MCSA
11 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 4 (20.00%) SCCM
11 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (15.00%) Data Migration

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (45.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 7 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) Tcl
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCDST
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCOM
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) SCSM
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Remedy
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Reuters
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL