Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 84 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +23
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.76% 0.79% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 3.61% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £319 £245 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.10% -18.33% -45.45%
10th Percentile £167 £190 £155
90th Percentile £444 £388 £400
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £301
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.49% +22.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +25.00% -36.59% -17.00%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 379 305 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.88% 21.86% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 182 147
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £226 £248
90th Percentile £572 £525 £530
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 24 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.38 £10.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £46.95 £46.36 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +16.22%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Watford -10 5 £319 +34.21% 1
Borehamwood - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Stevenage - 1 £120 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) MCSA
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) SCOM
7 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
7 2 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) MCP
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA

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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) REXX
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Tcl
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Brocade
3 2 (16.67%) CA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle