Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 84 99
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -40
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.96% 0.77% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 2.39% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £500 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.14% +2.78% +105.71%
10th Percentile £425 £180 £289
90th Percentile £523 £450 £448
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £481 £370 £339
% change year-on-year +30.07% +9.23% +85.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 424 419 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.06% 32.21% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 308 297
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £200 £226 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £504
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 3 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £10.24 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.90% -33.44% +2.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.23 £13.48
90th Percentile £41.25 £44.05 £17.29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (88.24%) ITIL
3 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
6 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
6 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
6 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (52.94%) Citrix
7 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
8 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
8 8 (47.06%) Linux
9 7 (41.18%) Symantec
9 7 (41.18%) HP
10 6 (35.29%) PKI
10 6 (35.29%) SCCM
10 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (35.29%) MCSA
10 6 (35.29%) MCP
10 6 (35.29%) Presales
10 6 (35.29%) Service Design
10 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 3 (17.65%) IIS
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Office 365
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) NAS
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
2 2 (11.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Big Data
4 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Wintel Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (17.65%) Service Architect
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Communications Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Storage Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) PKI
3 4 (23.53%) Virtual Team
4 3 (17.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (47.06%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Vista
8 4 (23.53%) Unix
9 3 (17.65%) Solaris
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
11 1 (5.88%) Android
11 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
11 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
11 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
2 6 (35.29%) Presales
2 6 (35.29%) Service Design
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (23.53%) Creative Thinking
4 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) MCP
3 6 (35.29%) MCSA
4 3 (17.65%) MCITP
5 2 (11.76%) CCNA
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.76%) GSAE
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) CCSP
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (11.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) SCOM
4 2 (11.76%) OpenView
4 2 (11.76%) OVSD
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) Symantec
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) StorageTek
5 3 (17.65%) Sun
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.88%) Apple