Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 187 195
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.01% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 22
South West median daily rate £475 £320 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.44% -11.72% +5.45%
10th Percentile £288 £178 £264
90th Percentile £520 £406 £406
England median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £16.09 -
England median hourly rate £16.16 £17.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.28% -14.70% +8.11%

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 1,388 1,776 2,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.64% 32.37% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 1,145 1,283
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £222 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £529
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 151 132
South West median hourly rate £32.25 £38.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.23% -7.23% +11.56%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 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 +18 4 £475 +48.44% 1
Dorset - 4 £200 - 4
Bristol -7 1 - - 6
Gloucestershire - 1 £500 - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) MCSA
5 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) OLAP
9 3 (21.43%) VPN
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
9 3 (21.43%) CISSP
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (21.43%) SCCP
9 3 (21.43%) McAfee
9 3 (21.43%) ISSAP
9 3 (21.43%) PKI
9 3 (21.43%) Degree
9 3 (21.43%) Firewall
9 3 (21.43%) IPsec
9 3 (21.43%) GIAC
9 3 (21.43%) Network Security
9 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
9 3 (21.43%) Office 365
9 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) IPsec
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
1 3 (21.43%) SCCP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (28.57%) OLAP
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (21.43%) Security Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) GIAC
3 3 (21.43%) ISSAP
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
5 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
5 1 (7.14%) OpenLink
5 1 (7.14%) VMware