Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 229 256
Rank change year-on-year +57 +27 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 55 149 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 4.31% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 86 82
Median daily rate £380 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £513
England median daily rate £380 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.40 £32.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.12% +4.12% +94.41%
10th Percentile £14.38 £21.45 £20.50
90th Percentile £29.64 £33.40 £43.04
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.80 £20.55
% change year-on-year -8.24% +6.05% +28.45%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,801 3,461 3,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.41% 23.50% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 2,027 2,082
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £254
90th Percentile £613 £588 £567
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 220 185
Median hourly rate £31.45 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% -21.43% +72.84%
10th Percentile £15.78 £12.00 £12.54
90th Percentile £62.60 £53.88 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Daily rate trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Hampshire +22 31 £438 -6.67% 3
Thames Valley +53 10 £195 -58.95%
Berkshire +33 10 £195 -58.95%
Surrey +48 8 £263 -23.08%
Kent +24 3 £263 -19.23%
West Sussex +20 2 £100 -84.00% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (81.82%) Windows
3 39 (70.91%) Microsoft
4 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
5 21 (38.18%) Azure
6 20 (36.36%) Office 365
7 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (30.91%) MCSA
8 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Office
8 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
9 16 (29.09%) VMware
10 15 (27.27%) ITIL
10 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
11 13 (23.64%) CCNA
12 12 (21.82%) Cisco
13 11 (20.00%) Degree
13 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
14 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
14 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
14 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
14 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (14.55%) Wireless
15 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
15 8 (14.55%) MCP
15 8 (14.55%) HP
15 8 (14.55%) SCCM
16 7 (12.73%) AWS
16 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
1 2 (3.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) Azure
2 20 (36.36%) Office 365
3 7 (12.73%) AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 4 (7.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Asana
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Wireless
2 7 (12.73%) Firewall
3 6 (10.91%) LAN
3 6 (10.91%) VoIP
4 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) Skype
4 5 (9.09%) WAN
5 4 (7.27%) DHCP
5 4 (7.27%) iSCSI
5 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security
6 3 (5.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) MPLS
7 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.64%) VLAN
8 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Android Studio
1 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (5.45%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Architect
2 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (7.27%) Android Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Digital Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Digital Transformation
4 4 (7.27%) Digital Transformation Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) IT Support
5 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) RESTful
2 3 (5.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) Dagger
3 1 (1.82%) Retrofit
3 1 (1.82%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.45%) Handset
3 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (81.82%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.91%) Linux
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.27%) Android
7 4 (7.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.82%) Unix
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
4 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.91%) ITSM
5 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.09%) Change Control
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Migration
6 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (9.09%) Project Delivery
6 5 (9.09%) Service Management
7 4 (7.27%) Android Development
7 4 (7.27%) DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) IT Strategy
7 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.27%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.27%) SDLC
7 4 (7.27%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (7.27%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) Java
1 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Kotlin
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (30.91%) MCSA
4 13 (23.64%) CCNA
5 11 (20.00%) Degree
6 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (14.55%) MCP
8 5 (9.09%) CCDP
8 5 (9.09%) CCIE
8 5 (9.09%) LPIC
8 5 (9.09%) MCITP
8 5 (9.09%) OSCP
9 4 (7.27%) VCP6
10 3 (5.45%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (3.64%) APMP
11 2 (3.64%) CCA
11 2 (3.64%) CCNP
11 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) GDPR
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) NCSC
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.09%) vSphere
5 4 (7.27%) NFS
5 4 (7.27%) vCloud
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
6 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.27%) vRealize
3 3 (5.45%) Terraform
4 2 (3.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.82%) PingFederate
5 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (70.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Cisco
4 8 (14.55%) HP
5 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.91%) Dell
6 4 (7.27%) Remedy
7 3 (5.45%) Polycom
7 3 (5.45%) Yealink
8 2 (3.64%) Citrix
8 2 (3.64%) IBM
8 2 (3.64%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle
9 1 (1.82%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Google
9 1 (1.82%) Veeam