Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 127 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.03% 0.46% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.74% 3.15% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 17
Leeds median daily rate £350 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% +32.23%
10th Percentile £300 £247 £122
90th Percentile £675 £500 £408
West Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -17.19% - +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £27.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 297 381 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.31% 14.50% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 213 361
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £556 £565 £545
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -19.51% -0.81%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.80 £14.91 £31.98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Leeds

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Leeds

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Leeds

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
3 20 (86.96%) SQL
4 16 (69.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Management
5 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (43.48%) IIS
6 10 (43.48%) ITIL
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
6 10 (43.48%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (43.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (43.48%) SCOM
6 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (39.13%) RedGate
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (39.13%) MCITP
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (39.13%) QlikView
7 9 (39.13%) Analytical Thinking
7 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (39.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (39.13%) DNS
7 9 (39.13%) ETL
8 8 (34.78%) NetApp

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 10 (43.48%) IIS
1 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
1 10 (43.48%) SharePoint 2013
1 10 (43.48%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) HSRP
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPLS
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (39.13%) QlikView
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (34.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Administrator
1 10 (43.48%) SharePoint Administrator
2 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Senior Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Senior SQL Developer
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
1 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Management
2 10 (43.48%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (43.48%) ITIL
3 9 (39.13%) Analytical Thinking
3 9 (39.13%) ETL
3 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Contract Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (39.13%) MCITP
3 4 (17.39%) MCSA
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CCDP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCSA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSE
6 1 (4.35%) CEH
6 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CISM
6 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) RedGate
3 8 (34.78%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) Qualys
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.35%) VMware