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 3 months to 25 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 54 67
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.77% 1.07% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 3.95% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £285 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £446 £438
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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 204 177 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.72% 27.11% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 127 136
Median daily rate £405 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +2.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.62 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% -73.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (93.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
5 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (75.00%) HP
5 12 (75.00%) ITIL
6 11 (68.75%) SQL
6 11 (68.75%) Linux
6 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (62.50%) Skype for Business
7 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
7 10 (62.50%) MCP
7 10 (62.50%) Unix
8 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (56.25%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
8 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (56.25%) ITIL V3
8 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (56.25%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
9 8 (50.00%) Change Management
9 8 (50.00%) Service Management
10 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 7 (43.75%) Windows Server

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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 10 (62.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (18.75%) Big Data
3 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Unix
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Vista
8 3 (18.75%) Solaris
9 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL V3
2 9 (56.25%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (50.00%) Change Management
3 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 8 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) ITSM
5 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (6.25%) Email Filtering
9 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCP
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) MCITP
6 2 (12.50%) GSAE
6 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
7 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) OpenView
4 2 (12.50%) OVSD
5 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 3 (18.75%) StorageTek
6 3 (18.75%) Sun
7 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
7 1 (6.25%) AppSense
7 1 (6.25%) CommVault
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) Genesys