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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 129 122
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 1.95% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Median daily rate £420 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.89% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £301 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £411 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £300
% change year-on-year - +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.28% +22.37%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 322 462 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.15% 16.11% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 300 277
Median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £238 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £32.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +11 7 £420 -1.17% 3
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire +5 2 £400 +39.13% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) VMware
7 9 (45.00%) Linux
7 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL
9 7 (35.00%) Citrix
9 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (30.00%) DevOps
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (25.00%) Firewall
11 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
11 5 (25.00%) MCP
11 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (25.00%) vSphere
11 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (25.00%) Finance
11 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (20.00%) Migration
12 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 3 (15.00%) HTTP
3 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (15.00%) SMTP
3 3 (15.00%) SSL
3 3 (15.00%) Telnet
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Implementation Specialist
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (5.00%) WAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) SUSE
8 2 (10.00%) Solaris
9 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) High Availability
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) People Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Software Licensing
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCA
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) MCTS
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Docker
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (10.00%) vCloud
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) VMware GSX
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) Brocade
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Sun
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Splunk