The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 34 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.07% 0.44% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.36% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £294 - -
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 Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 44 32 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 18.18% 14.10% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 20
Median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Northampton

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northampton region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
5 2 (28.57%) CAD
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) CCIE
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Automotive
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Data Loss Prevention
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) CAD
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) PLM
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) VCAP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp