The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 38 32 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.08% 2.56% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 17.95% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21 39 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 7.53% 14.29% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 42
Median daily rate £350 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -18.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Leicestershire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Leicestershire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 1 - -
MCSE
East Midlands

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Handset
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware