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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 131 169 166
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 2.70% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 23
Average daily rate £260 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
469 779 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.95% 15.47% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 581 669
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Average hourly rate £21.81 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 February 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (71.43%) Windows
3 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
4 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 20 (47.62%) ITIL
5 18 (42.86%) Citrix
5 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (35.71%) MCP
7 15 (35.71%) MS Office
7 15 (35.71%) Finance
7 15 (35.71%) XenApp
8 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 14 (33.33%) SCCM
8 14 (33.33%) VMware
9 13 (30.95%) Blackberry
9 13 (30.95%) MCDST
9 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
10 11 (26.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco
12 9 (21.43%) MCSA
13 8 (19.05%) Linux
13 8 (19.05%) SQL
13 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
14 7 (16.67%) Office 365
14 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (16.67%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Lync
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) Zimbra
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) SaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Yammer
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 7 (16.67%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) SAN
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) Skype
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.76%) VLAN
7 2 (4.76%) VoIP
8 1 (2.38%) BGP
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.38%) Firewall
8 1 (2.38%) Internet
8 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.38%) Network Security
8 1 (2.38%) OSPF
8 1 (2.38%) SSH
8 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) GIS
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Desktop Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix Support
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Desktop Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Support Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) SAML
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
5 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.95%) Windows Server
6 11 (26.19%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (19.05%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.38%) Android
10 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.38%) CentOS
10 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Change Control
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 3 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Server Building
6 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (2.38%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.38%) VB6
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (35.71%) MCP
3 13 (30.95%) MCDST
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (21.43%) MCSA
6 6 (14.29%) CCNP
6 6 (14.29%) MCITP
7 5 (11.90%) CCNA
8 4 (9.52%) MCTS
8 4 (9.52%) RHCE
8 4 (9.52%) RHCSA
9 3 (7.14%) CCA
9 3 (7.14%) CCEE
9 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (7.14%) Degree
10 2 (4.76%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (2.38%) CISSP
11 1 (2.38%) MCDBA
11 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (35.71%) XenApp
3 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) UAG
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Ansible
2 4 (9.52%) Nagios
2 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (2.38%) Casper Suite
4 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.38%) SCSM
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.38%) vMotion
4 1 (2.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 18 (42.86%) Citrix
3 14 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco
5 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.52%) LANDesk
7 3 (7.14%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Adobe
8 2 (4.76%) Apple
8 2 (4.76%) Dell
8 2 (4.76%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) Juniper
8 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.76%) Remedy
8 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
9 1 (2.38%) Sophos
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