Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 87 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.53% 0.45% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.03% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £250 - £300
10th Percentile £121 - £155
90th Percentile £416 - £401
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £15.48 £14.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year +6.72% +38.10% -40.00%

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 331 295 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.81% 22.20% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 141 132
Hertfordshire median daily rate £361 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £201
90th Percentile £541 £525 £499
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.28 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.57% -18.60% +19.44%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.23 £40.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -53.33% +57.89% +17.49%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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
Watford -17 2 £319 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £200 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £129 -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (25.00%) MCDST
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Replication
5 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) SQL

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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) MCDST
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow