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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.19% 0.29% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 1.26% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £438 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.33 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.47% +21.88%  

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 140 159 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.85% 23.14% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 55
Median daily rate £340 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 12
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.46% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 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 29 March 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 - 5 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 1
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) SCOM
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSA

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 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) REXX
2 1 (10.00%) Tcl
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCDST
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) HP
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