Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 165 155
Rank change year-on-year +24 -10 +34
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.73% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 4.35% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 12
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £338 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +5.88% -12.07%
10th Percentile £108 £196 £264
90th Percentile £388 £388 £375
England median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.59 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.78% - -
England median hourly rate £23.80 £17.41 £16.50
% change year-on-year +36.67% +5.52% -22.64%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 532 713 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.39% 14.26% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 438 358
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +4.55% +1.63%
10th Percentile £194 £271 £255
90th Percentile £566 £588 £553
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 54 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +11.99% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.65 £11.18
90th Percentile £51.41 £29.50 £42.05
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Yorkshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Yorkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
West Yorkshire +42 27 £325 +18.18% 13
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
4 18 (62.07%) DNS
5 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 15 (51.72%) VMware
6 15 (51.72%) Office 365
7 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
9 10 (34.48%) Retail
9 10 (34.48%) Nagios
10 9 (31.03%) ITIL
11 8 (27.59%) SLA
12 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
13 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
13 6 (20.69%) Finance
14 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
14 5 (17.24%) Firewall
14 5 (17.24%) XenApp
14 5 (17.24%) SCCM
14 5 (17.24%) DHCP
14 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
14 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
15 4 (13.79%) Azure
15 4 (13.79%) vSphere
15 4 (13.79%) Citrix
15 4 (13.79%) CCA

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Office 365
2 4 (13.79%) Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (6.90%) AWS
4 2 (6.90%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 3 (10.34%) NAS
4 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 3 (10.34%) VSAN
5 2 (6.90%) Broadband
5 2 (6.90%) SNMP
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) ADSL
6 1 (3.45%) FTP
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) ISDN
6 1 (3.45%) PSTN
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) Power BI
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) SSDT
4 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.45%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) IT Technical Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Handset
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCA
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCITP
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) CCSP
4 2 (6.90%) CCVP
4 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.45%) CCAA
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) XenApp
3 4 (13.79%) vSphere
4 3 (10.34%) VMware NSX
5 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.45%) Firmware
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Nagios
2 5 (17.24%) SCCM
3 3 (10.34%) vRealize
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) 3PAR
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) McAfee
6 2 (6.90%) Sonus
6 2 (6.90%) Tableau
7 1 (3.45%) Adobe
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) CommVault
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) Mitel
7 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam