Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 96 86
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.44% 0.51% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 1.22% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £326 £306 £393
90th Percentile £510 £563 £445
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +41.67%
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 399 575 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.92% 41.82% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 371 231
Milton Keynes median daily rate £393 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +3.66% +16.31%
10th Percentile £233 £281 £263
90th Percentile £506 £575 £519
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £390 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -8.24% +3.66% +16.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 7
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +50.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.13 £16.30 £10.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £18.00 £17.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +7.46% -2.90%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
3 20 (86.96%) ITIL
4 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
5 16 (69.57%) Citrix
5 16 (69.57%) VMware
5 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
5 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
6 15 (65.22%) ITIL V3
7 14 (60.87%) Change Management
7 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
7 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (47.83%) Linux
8 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (47.83%) Office 365
8 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
10 9 (39.13%) SCCM
10 9 (39.13%) TOGAF
10 9 (39.13%) SQL
11 8 (34.78%) MCP
11 8 (34.78%) Firewall
11 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
12 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
12 7 (30.43%) Skype for Business
12 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
12 7 (30.43%) Cisco

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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
1 7 (30.43%) Skype for Business
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
4 1 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
4 3 (13.04%) Skype
5 2 (8.70%) NAS
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 4 (17.39%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.04%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) ITIL
2 15 (65.22%) ITIL V3
3 14 (60.87%) Change Management
4 9 (39.13%) TOGAF
5 7 (30.43%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
5 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (26.09%) Service Management
7 4 (17.39%) ITSM
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
9 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) MCP
5 6 (26.09%) MCSA
5 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (21.74%) CCNA
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (21.74%) MCITP
7 4 (17.39%) CCSP
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (8.70%) CCA
9 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (4.35%) Degree
10 1 (4.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (26.09%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Citrix
1 16 (69.57%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) NetApp
5 5 (21.74%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) McAfee
7 3 (13.04%) F5
7 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
7 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) Kaspersky
8 1 (4.35%) Mercator
8 1 (4.35%) Sophos
8 1 (4.35%) StorageTek
8 1 (4.35%) Sun