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 3 months to 29 June 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
England > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 120 131
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.70% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 2.10% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
South West median daily rate £270 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +60.00%  
10th Percentile £150 £280 £318
90th Percentile £488 £656 £388
England median daily rate £339 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.65% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £11.42 -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 871 1000 871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.86% 33.21% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1390 1022
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £273 £269 £247
90th Percentile £613 £600 £550
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 109 94
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.72% -34.91%  
10th Percentile £17.13 £21.00 £14.24
90th Percentile £50.00 £137.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.90% +23.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Dorset +7 5 £475 +69.64% 3
Somerset -3 5 £150 - 1
Wiltshire -7 1 £270 -55.00%
Bristol -11 1 £425 - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) GIAC
5 5 (26.32%) CISSP
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) MCP
5 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
6 4 (21.05%) DCSE
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
6 4 (21.05%) Break/Fix
6 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Dell
6 4 (21.05%) Aerospace
7 3 (15.79%) SCCP
7 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.79%) ISSAP
7 3 (15.79%) McAfee
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Office 365
7 3 (15.79%) FlexPod
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012

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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 3 (15.79%) SCCP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) VLAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Aerospace
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Deskside Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Deskside Support
2 3 (15.79%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.79%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) IT Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Break/Fix
1 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Service Design
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) GIAC
2 5 (26.32%) MCP
3 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification
3 4 (21.05%) DCSE
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) ISSAP
5 2 (10.53%) SSCP
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
3 4 (21.05%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) VMware