The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.54% - 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% - 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 188 166 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.69% 28.82% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in South Wales

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in South Wales

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Newport - 3 - - 1
MCSE
Wales

MCSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Coaching
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) Local Government
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Deskside Support
2 3 (60.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) Coaching
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) arcserve
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec