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 3 months to 23 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 176 168
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 62 87 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.97% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 3.44% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 47 59
Median daily rate £330 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £223 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £440 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 24
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £20.83 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £46.00 £35.00
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1868 2526 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.19% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1477 1309
Median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 97 124
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent +11 15 £338 +30.43% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 13 £488 +14.70% 5
Hampshire +14 12 £325 -7.14% 5
Surrey -9 9 £190 -47.58% 4
Berkshire +5 7 £345 -8.00% 6
West Sussex +10 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -19 2 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (78.07%) Windows
3 68 (59.65%) Microsoft
4 63 (55.26%) Active Directory
5 54 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (42.11%) VMware
7 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
8 38 (33.33%) ITIL
9 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (27.19%) MCP
12 29 (25.44%) Linux
12 29 (25.44%) HP
13 28 (24.56%) MS Exchange
14 27 (23.68%) Office 365
15 26 (22.81%) Citrix
15 26 (22.81%) PowerShell
16 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (20.18%) MCSA
18 22 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
19 21 (18.42%) SQL
19 21 (18.42%) CCNA
20 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
20 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
21 19 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 19 (16.67%) Cisco
22 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
23 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
23 17 (14.91%) Hyper-V
24 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Office

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 28 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.40%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.89%) IIS
6 5 (4.39%) Apache
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (4.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.68%) Office 365
2 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.51%) IaaS
6 3 (2.63%) PaaS
7 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.88%) G Suite
8 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Firewall
2 9 (7.89%) SAN
3 8 (7.02%) DNS
3 8 (7.02%) VPN
3 8 (7.02%) WAN
4 7 (6.14%) BIG-IP
4 7 (6.14%) LAN
5 6 (5.26%) Network Security
6 5 (4.39%) DHCP
6 5 (4.39%) Skype
7 4 (3.51%) NAS
7 4 (3.51%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.51%) Wireless
8 3 (2.63%) RFID
8 3 (2.63%) VoIP
9 2 (1.75%) IPsec
10 1 (0.88%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.88%) SCCP
10 1 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) Big Data
5 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.75%) JIRA
3 2 (1.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (12.28%) Analyst
2 12 (10.53%) Consultant
3 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.89%) Architect
5 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Server Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
8 6 (5.26%) Support Specialist
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (4.39%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.39%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 5 (4.39%) CSS
3 4 (3.51%) jQuery
3 4 (3.51%) XML
3 4 (3.51%) XSLT
4 2 (1.75%) WAP
5 1 (0.88%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.88%) CSS3
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) SAML
5 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.39%) CMDB
4 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.63%) Clustering
5 3 (2.63%) PKI
5 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.75%) CCTV
6 2 (1.75%) EPoS
6 2 (1.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (78.07%) Windows
2 54 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
4 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (25.44%) Linux
6 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (13.16%) Windows 7
8 13 (11.40%) Unix
9 12 (10.53%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.39%) Windows Vista
11 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.63%) Solaris
12 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.75%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (12.28%) Change Management
2 14 (12.28%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.40%) ITIL V3
4 12 (10.53%) Migration
5 11 (9.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (8.77%) Service Management
6 10 (8.77%) Virtual Environments
7 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.02%) High Availability
8 8 (7.02%) ITSM
9 6 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.39%) IT Strategy
10 5 (4.39%) Project Management
10 5 (4.39%) Server Patching
10 5 (4.39%) Workflow
11 4 (3.51%) DevOps
11 4 (3.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.81%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.42%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.63%) Perl
5 3 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
5 3 (2.63%) VBScript
6 2 (1.75%) C
7 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (27.19%) MCP
3 23 (20.18%) MCSA
4 22 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (18.42%) CCNA
6 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
7 19 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
9 15 (13.16%) MCITP
10 12 (10.53%) Degree
11 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
12 7 (6.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (5.26%) MCTS
14 5 (4.39%) BICSI Certification
14 5 (4.39%) CCNP
14 5 (4.39%) JNCIA
14 5 (4.39%) JNCIS
14 5 (4.39%) LPIC
14 5 (4.39%) RHCE
15 3 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (8.77%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (6.14%) XenApp
6 6 (5.26%) vSphere
7 5 (4.39%) Firmware
8 4 (3.51%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.88%) Xen
11 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) SCCM
2 5 (4.39%) Nessus
2 5 (4.39%) SCOM
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.51%) Puppet
4 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.75%) Ansible
5 2 (1.75%) OpenView
5 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.75%) OVSD
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.88%) SCSM
6 1 (0.88%) Simpana
6 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 68 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 48 (42.11%) VMware
3 29 (25.44%) HP
4 26 (22.81%) Citrix
5 19 (16.67%) Cisco
6 11 (9.65%) NetApp
7 8 (7.02%) ServiceNow
8 7 (6.14%) F5
9 6 (5.26%) Dell
9 6 (5.26%) LANDesk
10 5 (4.39%) Apple
10 5 (4.39%) Juniper
10 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.51%) Nintex
11 4 (3.51%) Oracle
12 3 (2.63%) Adobe
12 3 (2.63%) CommVault
12 3 (2.63%) McAfee
12 3 (2.63%) StorageTek
12 3 (2.63%) Sun
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