Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 177 171
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 28 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.30% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 18
South West median daily rate £438 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.68% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £154 £241
90th Percentile £638 £468 £652
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
South West median hourly rate £46.00 - £25.71
10th Percentile £38.80 - £13.46
90th Percentile £96.00 - £39.45
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% -21.43% +2.44%

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 1,511 1,698 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.62% 30.99% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 989 1,067
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +0.25%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 132 108
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +12.68% -11.25%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.78 £20.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +17.78%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +10 9 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £438 -
Bristol -11 5 £550 +56.25% 5
Dorset -9 2 £300 -36.84% 5
Devon - 2 - - 2
Cornwall -6 1 £250 -28.57% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (89.29%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) VMware
4 20 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
7 14 (50.00%) SCCM
8 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (42.86%) MCSA
8 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
9 11 (39.29%) Office 365
9 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
9 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
10 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
10 10 (35.71%) CCNA
10 10 (35.71%) Cisco
10 10 (35.71%) ITIL
10 10 (35.71%) Migration
10 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
11 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
12 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (25.00%) OCA
13 7 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (25.00%) Oracle
13 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (21.43%) NsoIT

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 4 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Office 365
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
1 2 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VLAN
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Server Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
2 2 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) RIA
3 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) NsoIT
4 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 4 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Android Development
7 2 (7.14%) Application Discovery
7 2 (7.14%) Break/Fix
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
7 2 (7.14%) Tech Ops
7 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
2 2 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (42.86%) MCSA
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) CCNA
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (25.00%) OCA
6 7 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (10.71%) MCP
8 2 (7.14%) Degree
8 2 (7.14%) MCDST
9 1 (3.57%) CISSP
9 1 (3.57%) CREST Certified
9 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
9 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.57%) MCITP
9 1 (3.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) SCCM
2 9 (32.14%) vCenter Server
3 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 4 (14.29%) PowerCLI
4 2 (7.14%) SCOM
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (7.14%) WSUS
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (75.00%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco
4 7 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 4 (14.29%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) Veeam
5 4 (14.29%) Veritas
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds