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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 107 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.092% 0.27% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 1.60% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 156 250 222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.42% 16.64% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 166 145
Median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 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 24 June 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) SUSE
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Brocade
3 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Server Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (60.00%) SUSE
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Brocade
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix