The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Middlesex
Rank 18 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.54% 2.53% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 16.00% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Middlesex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 25 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 19.23% 15.82% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 17
Median daily rate £350 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Middlesex

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Middlesex

MCSE
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) DBS Check

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) HP