Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 191 187
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -17
Contract jobs citing MCSE 38 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.93% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 11
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +142.19% -54.93%
10th Percentile £216 £250 £150
90th Percentile £523 £610 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
South West median hourly rate £17.26 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.49% - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.41 £16.50
% change year-on-year +26.36% +5.52% -18.58%

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 2,266 1,810 1,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.32% 29.62% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,305 898 858
South West median daily rate £473 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £230
90th Percentile £625 £575 £579
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 119 121
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.83 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +8.64% +16.67%
10th Percentile £15.37 £17.50 £16.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.90 £25.00 £25.92
% change year-on-year +43.60% -3.53% +1.63%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -20 14 £431 -21.59% 12
Gloucestershire -10 10 - - 3
Bristol +11 9 £325 -13.33% 9
Dorset +4 3 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £128 - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
4 26 (68.42%) Windows
5 24 (63.16%) SCCM
6 23 (60.53%) MCSA
7 20 (52.63%) ITIL
7 20 (52.63%) SCOM
8 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
9 17 (44.74%) PowerShell
9 17 (44.74%) VMware
10 16 (42.11%) MCP
10 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
12 14 (36.84%) DNS
13 13 (34.21%) DHCP
13 13 (34.21%) Migration
13 13 (34.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (31.58%) Office 365
14 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (31.58%) Azure
15 11 (28.95%) Citrix
15 11 (28.95%) Windows 10
16 10 (26.32%) ITIL V3
16 10 (26.32%) Linux
16 10 (26.32%) XenDesktop
16 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared

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 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.26%) Confluence
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Aareon QL
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Azure
1 12 (31.58%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) IaaS
2 5 (13.16%) PaaS
2 5 (13.16%) SaaS
3 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) DNS
2 13 (34.21%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) SAN
4 5 (13.16%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (10.53%) Skype
6 3 (7.89%) SMTP
7 2 (5.26%) LAN
7 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.63%) Network Security
8 1 (2.63%) VSAN
8 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) OLAP
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Azure Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) IT Support
8 1 (2.63%) IT Technician
8 1 (2.63%) Senior IT Technician
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Public Cloud
2 5 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (28.95%) Windows 10
5 10 (26.32%) Linux
6 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (34.21%) Migration
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL V3
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.05%) ITSM
5 8 (21.05%) Preventative Maintenance
5 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (21.05%) Service Management
6 6 (15.79%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (13.16%) Decision-Making
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Management
7 5 (13.16%) Server Building
8 4 (10.53%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (10.53%) Task Automation
9 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (7.89%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (60.53%) MCSA
3 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (42.11%) MCP
5 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (10.53%) CCNA
10 3 (7.89%) CEH
10 3 (7.89%) Degree
10 3 (7.89%) ISEB
10 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
10 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (5.26%) CNE
11 2 (5.26%) Novell Certification
12 1 (2.63%) CCIE
12 1 (2.63%) CCNP
12 1 (2.63%) HND
12 1 (2.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (26.32%) XenDesktop
5 9 (23.68%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (13.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (13.16%) vSphere
8 1 (2.63%) KVM
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (63.16%) SCCM
2 20 (52.63%) SCOM
3 9 (23.68%) vCenter Server
4 8 (21.05%) SCVMM
5 3 (7.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (44.74%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.63%) Aareon
9 1 (2.63%) Adobe
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) NetApp
9 1 (2.63%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.63%) SAP
9 1 (2.63%) Veeam
9 1 (2.63%) Zscaler