Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 175 168
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +36
Contract jobs citing MCSE 35 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 1.37% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 22
South West median daily rate £388 £160 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +142.19% -54.93% +1.43%
10th Percentile £250 £150 £222
90th Percentile £610 £488 £649
England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +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 £47.00 - £39.45
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +5.52% -20.79% -1.49%

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 1,815 1,609 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.71% 29.23% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 857 1,084
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £268 £229 £255
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 118 94
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +16.67% -19.51%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.93 £17.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +10.87%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -2 16 £550 +103.70% 2
Bristol -7 8 £375 -11.76% 5
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 2
Dorset -5 2 £300 -36.84% 6
Cornwall -6 1 £250 -28.57%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) Windows
3 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
4 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
5 23 (65.71%) VMware
5 23 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (62.86%) MCSA
7 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
8 20 (57.14%) CCNA
8 20 (57.14%) Cisco
9 18 (51.43%) PowerShell
9 18 (51.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
10 17 (48.57%) vCenter Server
11 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
12 14 (40.00%) SCCM
12 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (40.00%) Oracle
12 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
13 13 (37.14%) OCA
13 13 (37.14%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (31.43%) Reverse Engineering
14 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (31.43%) JIRA
14 11 (31.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (28.57%) Atlassian
15 10 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (28.57%) PowerCLI

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 10 (28.57%) Confluence
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Network Security
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.71%) Skype
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 11 (31.43%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) git-flow
2 1 (2.86%) MSI
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) PowerShell Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Technician
5 3 (8.57%) Server Technician
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Applications Packager
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Packager
7 1 (2.86%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) Django
2 1 (2.86%) Java EE
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) RIA
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Fedora
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (31.43%) Reverse Engineering
3 10 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (25.71%) NsoIT
4 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
5 7 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
7 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Task Automation
9 2 (5.71%) BCP
9 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Change Management
9 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.71%) ITSM
9 2 (5.71%) SDLC
9 2 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) MCSA
3 21 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (57.14%) CCNA
5 18 (51.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
7 13 (37.14%) OCA
7 13 (37.14%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
9 4 (11.43%) CCA
9 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (11.43%) MCP
10 3 (8.57%) CISSP
11 2 (5.71%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (5.71%) Degree
11 2 (5.71%) SSCP
12 1 (2.86%) GIAC
12 1 (2.86%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) vSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
5 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) Docker
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) vCenter Server
2 14 (40.00%) SCCM
3 10 (28.57%) PowerCLI
4 5 (14.29%) SCOM
5 3 (8.57%) WSUS
6 2 (5.71%) Puppet
6 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.86%) Ansible
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.86%) Salt
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 23 (65.71%) VMware
3 20 (57.14%) Cisco
4 14 (40.00%) Oracle
5 10 (28.57%) Atlassian
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) F5
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec