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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 94 81
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.42% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 2.64% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 135 227 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.45% 15.90% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 146 110
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £29.50 £12.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.37% -29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Leeds

MCSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) SUSE
4 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Brocade
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) vCloud
5 2 (33.33%) Docker
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (33.33%) DevOps

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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Server Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) WebOps Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) SUSE
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) CCA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) vCloud
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) VMware GSX
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Brocade
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat