The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.73% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £150 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.33 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.47% +21.88%  

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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 57 47 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 20.73% 20.00% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 74
Median daily rate £375 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -32.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £124 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Oxford

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAP
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (50.00%) CCTV
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Apple

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Officer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
1 2 (50.00%) Server Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Officer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) CCTV
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Records Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle