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 3 months to 30 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.60% 0.62% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 2.00% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -21.47% -1.02%  

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 231 200 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 34.63% 31.06% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 123 157
Median daily rate £405 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £320 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Median hourly rate £24.00 £42.29 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.24% +213.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £16.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £49.10 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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
South Wales +12 3 - -
West Wales -10 1 - - 1
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Veeam
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Deskside Support
1 3 (50.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (50.00%) Coaching
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam