Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 66 62
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.03% 1.08% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.73% 9.09% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +66.67% -8.16%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £213
90th Percentile £438 £400 £238
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +22.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £15.75 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +58.73% +5.00% -45.45%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 110 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.94% 11.83% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 84 55
Northamptonshire median daily rate £356 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.94% - +19.40%
10th Percentile £158 £150 £223
90th Percentile £488 £550 £558
East Midlands median daily rate £383 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +0.72% +1.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £13.63 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.43% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.17%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Northamptonshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Northamptonshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Northamptonshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Northamptonshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +10 13 £350 -12.50% 1
MCSE
East Midlands

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

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) PRINCE2
3 11 (78.57%) ITIL
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 10 (71.43%) VMware
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (57.14%) ITIL V3
6 8 (57.14%) VCAP
6 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
6 8 (57.14%) Project Management
6 8 (57.14%) Windows
7 7 (50.00%) CCIE
7 7 (50.00%) ERP
7 7 (50.00%) NetApp
7 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (50.00%) Automotive
7 7 (50.00%) SDLC
7 7 (50.00%) High Availability
7 7 (50.00%) Unified Communications
7 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (50.00%) Degree
7 7 (50.00%) Clustering
7 7 (50.00%) PLM
7 7 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VSAN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 7 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) IT Support
3 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (50.00%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 11 (78.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 11 (78.57%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) ITIL V3
3 8 (57.14%) Project Management
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (50.00%) ERP
4 7 (50.00%) High Availability
4 7 (50.00%) PLM
4 7 (50.00%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Content Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (57.14%) VCAP
4 7 (50.00%) CCIE
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (28.57%) CCNA
7 1 (7.14%) CCNP
7 1 (7.14%) CNE
7 1 (7.14%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk