Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 55 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.24% 0.78% 3.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 2.80% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 25
Southampton median daily rate £330 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.57% +20.69% +20.83%
10th Percentile £296 £380 £330
90th Percentile £455 £488 £369
Hampshire median daily rate £315 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -16.00% +3.45% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 99 143 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 20.41% 27.71% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 118 147
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.78%
10th Percentile £261 £220 £284
90th Percentile £679 £484 £541
Hampshire median daily rate £403 £378 £373
% change year-on-year +6.75% +1.34% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 22
Southampton median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -9.09% -38.89%
10th Percentile £15.36 £11.50 £10.88
90th Percentile £34.45 £23.50 £39.38
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £44.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% +171.21% -58.75%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Southampton

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Southampton

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Southampton over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Southampton

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) CCDP
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) CCSA
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (50.00%) BitLocker
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Data Encryption
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Finance

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Encryption
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Process Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCDP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) CCSA
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (16.67%) HNC
5 1 (16.67%) HND
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VCAP
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec