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 5 December 2016 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 149 150 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 2.49% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 20
Median daily rate £388 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £206 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £381 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.33 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -6.49%
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
475 522 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.72% 15.24% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 390 672
Median daily rate £450 £442 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +46.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £17.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (58.82%) Windows
3 18 (52.94%) ITIL
4 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Finance
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
6 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
7 11 (32.35%) VMware
8 10 (29.41%) SCCM
9 9 (26.47%) MCITP
9 9 (26.47%) Migration
9 9 (26.47%) Citrix
10 8 (23.53%) Firewall
10 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (20.59%) SCOM
11 7 (20.59%) CCNA
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (20.59%) MS Office
12 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.65%) CCA
12 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (17.65%) Workflow
12 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 6 (17.65%) Banking
13 5 (14.71%) Incident Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.82%) MS Project Server
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.88%) CMS
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) GroupWise
6 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.82%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
3 3 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (5.88%) ISDN
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) PBX
4 2 (5.88%) PSTN
4 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (5.88%) SSL
4 2 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (2.94%) Extranet
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Technical Leader
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) SharePoint Support
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Support
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) COM
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) Workflow
4 5 (14.71%) Change Management
4 5 (14.71%) Coaching
4 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
4 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.88%) Presales
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.94%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (2.94%) Records Management
7 1 (2.94%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) C++
4 3 (8.82%) Java
4 3 (8.82%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (26.47%) MCITP
3 7 (20.59%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (17.65%) CCA
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) MCP
6 3 (8.82%) MCDST
6 3 (8.82%) MCSA
6 3 (8.82%) MCTS
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.88%) PMP
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (2.94%) OCP
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (2.94%) RHCE
8 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.94%) UAG
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 7 (20.59%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.94%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 7 (20.59%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Avaya
5 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Brocade
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec