Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 June 2019 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 West
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 178 183
Rank change year-on-year +31 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 65 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 1.10% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 13
South West median daily rate £425 £438 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +24.29% -9.16%
10th Percentile £210 £300 £163
90th Percentile £575 £645 £478
England median daily rate £425 £350 £347
% change year-on-year +21.43% +0.86% +6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 0
South West median hourly rate £15.76 £140.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.74% - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -24.99%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,938 1,369 1,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.27% 27.47% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,134 736 1,015
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £230 £228
90th Percentile £625 £563 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 82 143
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% -4.25%
10th Percentile £14.60 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.17 £47.50 £52.00
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +7.14%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South West over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South West over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. 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
Wiltshire -7 27 £438 -
Gloucestershire -2 15 £175 -60.00%
Dorset +13 11 - -
Bristol -10 6 £375 -31.82% 3
Cornwall - 4 £250 -
Somerset - 1 £128 - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 49 (75.38%) Windows
4 45 (69.23%) MCSA
5 44 (67.69%) Windows Server
6 34 (52.31%) VMware
7 33 (50.77%) PowerShell
8 31 (47.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (47.69%) Active Directory
9 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
10 27 (41.54%) ITIL
11 26 (40.00%) Data Centre
12 25 (38.46%) SCCM
12 25 (38.46%) Cisco
12 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (36.92%) CCNA
13 24 (36.92%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (33.85%) vCenter Server
15 20 (30.77%) Windows 10
15 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
16 18 (27.69%) Reverse Engineering
16 18 (27.69%) PowerCLI
16 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
16 18 (27.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 18 (27.69%) Deployment Automation
16 18 (27.69%) Infrastructure Automation
17 17 (26.15%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (16.92%) Confluence
2 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Aareon QL
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) DHCP
1 16 (24.62%) DNS
2 10 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (12.31%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) Firewall
4 5 (7.69%) Skype
5 4 (6.15%) Network Security
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.08%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.08%) VSAN
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) OLAP
3 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 11 (16.92%) JIRA
2 7 (10.77%) Bitbucket
2 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.54%) MSI
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.77%) Legal
2 2 (3.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Technician
9 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.62%) IT Support
9 3 (4.62%) Server Technician
9 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Design Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) IT Support Technician
10 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Support Technician
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) PKI
3 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) Replication
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 49 (75.38%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Windows Server
3 20 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.69%) Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Android
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) ITIL
2 24 (36.92%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (27.69%) Deployment Automation
4 18 (27.69%) Infrastructure Automation
4 18 (27.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (27.69%) Reverse Engineering
4 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
5 17 (26.15%) ITIL V3
6 11 (16.92%) ITSM
6 11 (16.92%) NsoIT
6 11 (16.92%) Preventative Maintenance
6 11 (16.92%) Service Management
7 9 (13.85%) Incident Management
8 8 (12.31%) Business Continuity
8 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
8 8 (12.31%) DevOps
8 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (12.31%) High Availability
9 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (69.23%) MCSA
3 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
4 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (36.92%) CCNA
6 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 15 (23.08%) MCP
8 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) OCA
9 9 (13.85%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (10.77%) Degree
11 2 (3.08%) CCNP
11 2 (3.08%) CEH
11 2 (3.08%) CNE
11 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (3.08%) ISEB
11 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
11 2 (3.08%) Novell Certification
12 1 (1.54%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (47.69%) Active Directory
1 31 (47.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (26.15%) Hyper-V
3 11 (16.92%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (7.69%) vSphere
6 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.08%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.08%) UAG
9 1 (1.54%) KVM
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.54%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) SCCM
2 22 (33.85%) vCenter Server
3 18 (27.69%) PowerCLI
4 15 (23.08%) SCOM
5 11 (16.92%) SCVMM
6 3 (4.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (52.31%) VMware
3 25 (38.46%) Cisco
4 11 (16.92%) Atlassian
4 11 (16.92%) Citrix
5 10 (15.38%) Oracle
6 5 (7.69%) HP
7 4 (6.15%) Veeam
8 3 (4.62%) Dell
9 2 (3.08%) Avaya
9 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.54%) Adobe
10 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.54%) DataCore
10 1 (1.54%) EMC
10 1 (1.54%) F5
10 1 (1.54%) IBM
10 1 (1.54%) Juniper
10 1 (1.54%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.54%) SAP