Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 188 172
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.27% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 0.85% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 27
South West median daily rate £488 £352 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.49% -9.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £368 £206 £278
90th Percentile £641 £413 £640
England median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
South West median hourly rate £140.00 £16.09 £11.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +770.11% +40.95% -48.11%
10th Percentile £135.00 £16.09 £10.79
90th Percentile £145.00 £16.09 £12.04
England median hourly rate £18.55 £16.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.30% -19.55% -

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 1,396 1,642 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.61% 31.69% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 1,050 1,210
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £219 £239 £255
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 146 135
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £51.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 May 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 May 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £438 - 1
Wiltshire +12 2 £475 +75.93%
Devon +1 2 - - 1
Bristol -7 2 £550 +56.25% 2
Dorset -14 1 £200 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Office 365
4 11 (57.89%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
5 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (47.37%) Migration
7 8 (42.11%) ITIL
8 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (31.58%) MCSA
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (21.05%) Veeam
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
11 4 (21.05%) IBM
11 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
11 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (21.05%) Veritas
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
12 3 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Office 365
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Skype
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
1 2 (10.53%) React
1 2 (10.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (10.53%) Android Development
6 2 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCSA
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CISSP
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) MCDBA
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) Veeam
3 4 (21.05%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.26%) OpenLink
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec