The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 88 104 100
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.52% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 2.95% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £420 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +23.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 305 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.97% 15.75% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 201 166
Median daily rate £388 £403 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +8.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% -1.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £35.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in West Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in West Yorkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bradford - 3 £450 - 1
Leeds +10 2 - -
MCSE
Yorkshire

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (66.67%) Linux
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) VMware
6 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (50.00%) DevOps
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
7 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (41.67%) Firewall
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (33.33%) Finance
8 4 (33.33%) Project Management
8 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (33.33%) LAN
8 4 (33.33%) WAN
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) vSphere
9 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (25.00%) Puppet
9 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (25.00%) Docker
9 3 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) FTP
3 3 (25.00%) HTTP
3 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) SMTP
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
3 3 (25.00%) Telnet
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) SUSE
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
6 1 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) Docker
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (16.67%) vCloud
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware GSX
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (25.00%) Brocade
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk