The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 75 65 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.68% 0.29% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 236 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.76% 33.81% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 157 77
Median daily rate £360 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Tyne and Wear

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Tyne and Wear

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 4 £290 +20.83% 1
MCSE
North East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
6 8 (57.14%) DHCP
6 8 (57.14%) DNS
6 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (57.14%) Skype
6 8 (57.14%) Skype for Business
6 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (57.14%) Office 365
7 7 (50.00%) Android
7 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
7 7 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (50.00%) Trend Micro
7 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
7 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (50.00%) MS Office
7 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 7 (50.00%) Blackberry

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Skype for Business
3 7 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
1 8 (57.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Messaging Support
1 7 (50.00%) Support Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Collaboration Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Tandem
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) Android
4 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Unix
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 7 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (7.14%) CCA
6 1 (7.14%) CCNP
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
6 1 (7.14%) MCP
6 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Trend Micro
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) VMware