Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 83 100
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 1.14% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 3.50% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £348 £292 £301
90th Percentile £464 £589 £459
UK median daily rate £375 £326 £330
% change year-on-year +14.94% -1.14% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £18.55 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.16% -11.65% +5.00%

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 461 400 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.46% 32.52% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 256 307
Wales median daily rate £438 £384 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.01% -6.97% +12.55%
10th Percentile £266 £138 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 14
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 £35.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.49% -37.78% +167.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.45 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.67 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -16 16 £438 +16.67% 1
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Firewall
3 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
4 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (43.75%) Linux
7 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
7 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
7 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) PKI
8 6 (37.50%) VLAN
8 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (37.50%) High Availability
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
9 5 (31.25%) McAfee
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) HNC
9 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
9 5 (31.25%) XenApp
9 5 (31.25%) vSphere
9 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure

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
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) VSAN
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) FTP
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) PKI
2 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) CESG
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (6.25%) AS400
5 1 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Debian
6 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) High Availability
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 4 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 2 (12.50%) Server Management
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) HNC
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.25%) CISMP
6 1 (6.25%) CISSP
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) vSphere
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
1 4 (25.00%) vCenter Server
1 4 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) McAfee
4 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
5 4 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) AlienVault
7 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) Intel
7 1 (6.25%) LogLogic
7 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Splunk