Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 183 183
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 46 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 15
South West median daily rate £400 £275 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -5.17% -17.14%
10th Percentile £239 £160 £178
90th Percentile £575 £514 £407
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
South West median hourly rate £46.00 - £28.05
10th Percentile £38.80 - £18.23
90th Percentile £47.00 - £39.86
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.55 £20.33
% change year-on-year -0.30% -13.66% +7.00%

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 2,062 1,541 1,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.63% 27.63% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 830 1,098
South West median daily rate £438 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.81% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £229
90th Percentile £588 £600 £571
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 93 124
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% +1.45% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.78 £14.11
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -8 21 £550 +15.79% 4
Bristol -8 13 £363 - 4
Gloucestershire -9 8 £400 -20.00% 4
Cornwall -6 1 £250 -28.57% 1
Devon - 1 £140 - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
3 42 (91.30%) Windows
4 39 (84.78%) Windows Server
5 31 (67.39%) MCSA
6 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
7 29 (63.04%) VMware
8 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (54.35%) SC Cleared
10 24 (52.17%) Cisco
10 24 (52.17%) CCNA
11 22 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (47.83%) PowerShell
11 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
12 21 (45.65%) vCenter Server
13 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
14 19 (41.30%) SCCM
15 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (36.96%) Oracle
17 16 (34.78%) OCA
17 16 (34.78%) Oracle Certification
18 14 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
18 14 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 13 (28.26%) PowerCLI
19 13 (28.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 13 (28.26%) JIRA
20 12 (26.09%) Atlassian

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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
2 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) DHCP
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (8.70%) Internet
4 4 (8.70%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) Network Security
5 3 (6.52%) Skype
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) SSL
6 2 (4.35%) VSAN
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.17%) HTTP
7 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 13 (28.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.17%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) git-flow
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Automation Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Technician
5 3 (6.52%) Server Technician
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) REST
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) Django
2 1 (2.17%) Java EE
2 1 (2.17%) LAMP
2 1 (2.17%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.17%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Replication
2 5 (10.87%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 2 (4.35%) RIA
6 1 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.17%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) Windows Server
3 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.17%) Android
7 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Fedora
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (30.43%) Reverse Engineering
3 12 (26.09%) NsoIT
4 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
6 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
6 7 (15.22%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (13.04%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.52%) ITSM
9 3 (6.52%) Service Management
9 3 (6.52%) Task Automation
10 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.35%) DevOps
10 2 (4.35%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.35%) C
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (67.39%) MCSA
3 30 (65.22%) Security Cleared
4 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (54.35%) SC Cleared
5 24 (52.17%) CCNA
6 22 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (34.78%) OCA
7 16 (34.78%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (19.57%) CCA
8 9 (19.57%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (17.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (8.70%) MCP
11 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
11 3 (6.52%) Degree
12 2 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (4.35%) CISSP
12 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (4.35%) SSCP
13 1 (2.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.39%) XenApp
4 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.70%) vSphere
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (6.52%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.17%) Docker
8 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) vCenter Server
2 19 (41.30%) SCCM
3 13 (28.26%) PowerCLI
4 6 (13.04%) SCOM
5 3 (6.52%) SCVMM
5 3 (6.52%) WSUS
6 2 (4.35%) Puppet
7 1 (2.17%) Ansible
7 1 (2.17%) Salt
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 29 (63.04%) VMware
3 24 (52.17%) Cisco
4 17 (36.96%) Oracle
5 12 (26.09%) Atlassian
6 10 (21.74%) Citrix
7 3 (6.52%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) F5
9 1 (2.17%) IBM
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec