Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 175 201
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 1.59% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 14
South West median daily rate £255 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £151 £194 £192
90th Percentile £488 £420 £401
England median daily rate £326 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.14% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +185.71% -34.88%
England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.83 £18.00
% change year-on-year -19.59% +15.72% -5.26%

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 1599 1763 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.20% 30.72% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1092 1217
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £531
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 106 129
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £50.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Somerset -1 8 £160 -44.83%
Dorset +8 5 £475 - 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £475 +48.44%
Bristol -14 3 £425 +37.10% 2
Cornwall -10 1 £350 +7.69%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (31.82%) MCP
5 7 (31.82%) Dell
5 7 (31.82%) A+ Certification
5 7 (31.82%) DCSE
5 7 (31.82%) Break/Fix
6 5 (22.73%) ISSAP
6 5 (22.73%) GIAC
6 5 (22.73%) SCCP
6 5 (22.73%) CISSP
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) McAfee
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) MCSA
7 4 (18.18%) Firewall
7 4 (18.18%) IPsec
7 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
7 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Office 365
7 4 (18.18%) PKI
7 4 (18.18%) Network Security
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) TOGAF

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 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) SCCP
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) IPsec
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.64%) OLAP
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Desktop Support
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Deskside Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Deskside Support
2 6 (27.27%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Break/Fix
2 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (31.82%) A+ Certification
2 7 (31.82%) DCSE
2 7 (31.82%) MCP
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (22.73%) CISSP
3 5 (22.73%) GIAC
3 5 (22.73%) ISSAP
4 4 (18.18%) MCSA
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.55%) CEH
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) Dell
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee
4 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.55%) IronPort
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec