Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 83 94
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +17
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.69% 0.87% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 3.02% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Wales median daily rate £450 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% +15.38%
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% -21.43% -

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 446 331 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.86% 28.78% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 225 268
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £263 £155 £251
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.25 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.94% -36.96% +293.16%
10th Percentile £12.10 £16.75 £17.36
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £78.20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -19 11 £450 -21.74% 4
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
6 6 (54.55%) SAN
6 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 6 (54.55%) PKI
7 5 (45.45%) VLAN
7 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
7 5 (45.45%) Linux
7 5 (45.45%) HNC
7 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (36.36%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (36.36%) High Availability
8 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
8 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
8 4 (36.36%) Server Management
8 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (36.36%) VBScript
8 4 (36.36%) VB
8 4 (36.36%) McAfee

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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) SAN
3 5 (45.45%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) VSAN
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) PKI
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
3 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) CESG
5 1 (9.09%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Debian
5 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) High Availability
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
2 4 (36.36%) Server Management
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery Management
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
1 4 (36.36%) VB
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) HNC
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CISMP
5 1 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (27.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
1 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
1 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 3 (27.27%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Veeam
7 1 (9.09%) AlienVault
7 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
7 1 (9.09%) Intel
7 1 (9.09%) LogLogic
7 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
7 1 (9.09%) Splunk