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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 37 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.76% 0.72% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 2.53% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £419 £395 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.17 £19.78
% change year-on-year -17.31% +7.02%  

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 48 79 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.25% 28.52% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 60
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.26 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.08% -44.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 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 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 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (33.33%) Personalization
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) RHCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
1 1 (33.33%) Personalization
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Process Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) RHCE
2 1 (33.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec