Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 96 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.22% 0.22% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 0.67% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Wales median daily rate £375 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +38.46% -15.03%
10th Percentile £344 £425 £236
90th Percentile £589 £475 £341
UK median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.54% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK median hourly rate £19.38 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.42% -1.70% +9.59%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 439 450 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.36% 32.42% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 324 252
Wales median daily rate £400 £421 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +13.62% -1.13%
10th Percentile £140 £214 £190
90th Percentile £582 £571 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 19
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +119.05% +29.95%
10th Percentile £12.82 £14.13 £10.74
90th Percentile £50.65 £61.25 £51.81
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Wales over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Wales region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
South Wales +20 16 £375 -16.67% 4
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
5 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
5 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) McAfee
5 9 (56.25%) ITIL
6 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 6 (37.50%) SCCM
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) Symantec
8 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
8 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
8 6 (37.50%) DNS
8 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (37.50%) SQL
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) DHCP
9 5 (31.25%) CISSP
9 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
10 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) VSAN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) CESG
3 3 (18.75%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (25.00%) Security Hardening
2 4 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Service Design
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) HNC
5 4 (25.00%) MCSA
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) CISMP
6 3 (18.75%) MCITP
7 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) MCP
7 2 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
1 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 4 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 4 (25.00%) WSUS
3 3 (18.75%) QRadar
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) McAfee
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) AlienVault
5 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
5 3 (18.75%) Intel
5 3 (18.75%) LogLogic
5 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
5 3 (18.75%) Splunk
6 2 (12.50%) arcserve
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Remedy
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco