Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 94 87
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 2.91% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £300 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +26.32% -20.83%
10th Percentile £340 £146 £205
90th Percentile £419 £430 £273
East of England median daily rate £413 £300 £280
% change year-on-year +37.50% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £22.25 £11.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +93.48% -20.69% +38.10%

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 279 344 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.33% 22.34% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 149 164
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £236
90th Percentile £550 £553 £542
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 27
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% +20.69% -32.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £49.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -50.00% +52.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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
Hatfield - 2 £200 - 4
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Broxbourne - 1 £413 -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (60.00%) MCSA
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
3 6 (60.00%) Silverlight
3 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (60.00%) HTML5
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) CNE
5 3 (30.00%) Novell Certification
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Remedy
5 3 (30.00%) McAfee
5 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (30.00%) Sophos
5 3 (30.00%) VMware

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 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (40.00%) WPF Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) HTML5
1 6 (60.00%) Silverlight
1 6 (60.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
1 6 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) CNE
3 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) Novell Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) Sophos
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Computacenter
3 1 (10.00%) Intel