The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.23% 0.37% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £325 £281 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -2.96% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.17 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.31% -1.78%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 81 115 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 18.88% 21.06% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 77 46
Median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £45.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.22% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in South Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in South Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in South Yorkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +10 1 £325 +13.04%
MCSE
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) vMotion
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vMotion
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco