The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 167 164 172
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 32 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.88% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 5.99% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £344 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £424 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% -11.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +35.48%
MCSE
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
888 1051 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.08% 14.60% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 729 704
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £48.00 £35.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
3 40 (62.50%) Windows
4 31 (48.44%) Active Directory
5 27 (42.19%) VMware
6 26 (40.63%) ITIL
7 20 (31.25%) Citrix
8 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
8 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 17 (26.56%) MCSA
11 16 (25.00%) Finance
11 16 (25.00%) MCITP
12 15 (23.44%) SAN
12 15 (23.44%) Cisco
12 15 (23.44%) DNS
13 14 (21.88%) SQL
13 14 (21.88%) Blackberry
13 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
14 13 (20.31%) Linux
15 12 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
16 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
17 10 (15.63%) Clustering
18 9 (14.06%) DHCP
18 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (14.06%) XenApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.69%) Lync
5 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.69%) IIS
6 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.56%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) SAN
1 15 (23.44%) DNS
2 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 9 (14.06%) DHCP
4 7 (10.94%) WAN
5 6 (9.38%) Firewall
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.69%) VLAN
8 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.69%) Internet
8 3 (4.69%) SMTP
8 3 (4.69%) LAN
8 3 (4.69%) VPN
9 2 (3.13%) Network Security
9 2 (3.13%) NAS
10 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.56%) IMAP
10 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.69%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.56%) QlikView
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.25%) CruiseControl
2 4 (6.25%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) MSI
4 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) International Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.81%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 3 (4.69%) Data Centre Architect
6 3 (4.69%) IT Support
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.69%) LAMP
5 2 (3.13%) MDX
6 1 (1.56%) WCF
6 1 (1.56%) WPF
6 1 (1.56%) WinForms
6 1 (1.56%) Middleware
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.63%) Clustering
4 5 (7.81%) EqualLogic
5 4 (6.25%) PKI
5 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.69%) iPad
6 3 (4.69%) Derivative
6 3 (4.69%) iPhone
6 3 (4.69%) Replication
7 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.13%) CMDB
7 2 (3.13%) Kindle
8 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.56%) FMCG
8 1 (1.56%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.31%) Linux
4 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.69%) Android
8 2 (3.13%) UNIX
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) ITIL
2 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 5 (7.81%) Change Control
3 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.25%) Project Management
4 4 (6.25%) Change Management
4 4 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.13%) ETL
6 2 (3.13%) Migration
6 2 (3.13%) ITSM
6 2 (3.13%) Service Management
6 2 (3.13%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.81%) C
4 3 (4.69%) VB
5 2 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) C#
6 1 (1.56%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (26.56%) MCSA
3 16 (25.00%) MCITP
4 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.50%) CCNA
5 8 (12.50%) MCP
6 6 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (9.38%) Degree
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (6.25%) LPIC
8 3 (4.69%) MCDST
8 3 (4.69%) MOS
8 3 (4.69%) RHCT
8 3 (4.69%) RHCE
8 3 (4.69%) CCA
8 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.13%) CCNP
9 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.13%) CCEA
9 2 (3.13%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (48.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.06%) XenApp
5 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.25%) NFS
7 3 (4.69%) vSphere
7 3 (4.69%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.56%) UAG
9 1 (1.56%) XenServer
9 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.56%) Xen
9 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
1 5 (7.81%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.69%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (3.13%) SCOM
4 2 (3.13%) WSUS
4 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.56%) SCSM
5 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.19%) VMware
3 20 (31.25%) Citrix
4 15 (23.44%) Cisco
5 7 (10.94%) IBM
5 7 (10.94%) HP
6 6 (9.38%) Symantec
7 5 (7.81%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.81%) Dell
7 5 (7.81%) NetApp
8 4 (6.25%) Oracle
9 3 (4.69%) Wyse
9 3 (4.69%) Remedy
9 3 (4.69%) McAfee
9 3 (4.69%) Sophos
10 2 (3.13%) Juniper
10 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.13%) Apple
10 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.13%) Websense
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Rate: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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