Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 84 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.02% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 1.52% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
South Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £211 £301 £313
90th Percentile £591 £459 £408
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00
Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 280 329 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.57% 28.78% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 216 240
South Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £168 £244 £206
90th Percentile £556 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £367
% change year-on-year -9.64% +13.23% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 14
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.04%
10th Percentile £21.15 £15.77 £9.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £70.00 £31.13
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.61% +206.67% -3.85%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in South Wales

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 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
Newport +23 4 £581 - 1
Cardiff -9 2 £110 -63.33% 2
Bridgend +11 1 £425 -5.56%
Caerphilly - 1 £375 -
MCSE
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) McAfee
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (40.00%) Symantec
7 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
7 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (40.00%) DHCP
8 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (30.00%) WSUS
8 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (30.00%) Splunk
8 3 (30.00%) SCCM
8 3 (30.00%) AlienVault
8 3 (30.00%) QRadar
8 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (30.00%) Service Design

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) VSAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CESG
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Service Design
2 3 (30.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Security Hardening
3 2 (20.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) CISMP
4 3 (30.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) HNC
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
6 1 (10.00%) MCTS
6 1 (10.00%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (30.00%) QRadar
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) WSUS
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) McAfee
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) AlienVault
4 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Intel
4 3 (30.00%) LogLogic
4 3 (30.00%) LogRhythm
4 3 (30.00%) Splunk
5 2 (20.00%) arcserve
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SAP