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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 152 164 151
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 40 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.62% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 3.35% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -83.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
MCSE
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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
784 1105 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.45% 18.48% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 808 623
Average daily rate £426 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 53
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £26.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 42 (56.00%) Windows
4 41 (54.67%) VMware
5 35 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 32 (42.67%) Cisco
7 28 (37.33%) ITIL
8 26 (34.67%) Citrix
9 25 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (29.33%) MCSA
12 20 (26.67%) SAN
13 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
14 16 (21.33%) Finance
14 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (21.33%) Linux
14 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.33%) MS Office
15 15 (20.00%) MCITP
16 14 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (17.33%) LAN
17 13 (17.33%) Migration
18 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
18 12 (16.00%) HP
19 11 (14.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
20 10 (13.33%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 25 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.00%) Apache
7 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.67%) Lync
8 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.33%) IIS
8 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.67%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.67%) SAN
2 13 (17.33%) LAN
3 10 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (13.33%) WAN
4 8 (10.67%) Ethernet
4 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.67%) VPN
5 7 (9.33%) Firewall
6 6 (8.00%) NAS
6 6 (8.00%) VLAN
7 4 (5.33%) DHCP
7 4 (5.33%) SSL
7 4 (5.33%) DNS
7 4 (5.33%) FTP
8 3 (4.00%) Internet
8 3 (4.00%) Wireless
8 3 (4.00%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.67%) VoIP
9 2 (2.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) QlikView
4 2 (2.67%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.67%) Law
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Front Office
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Server Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) IT Support
5 6 (8.00%) Server Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) SAN Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Microsoft BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.67%) MDX
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) ODBC
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) OLE
3 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Clustering
2 9 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.33%) NHS
4 4 (5.33%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.33%) Replication
5 3 (4.00%) iPhone
6 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.67%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) BYOD
7 1 (1.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.00%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (21.33%) Linux
4 11 (14.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.67%) Debian
6 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.00%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Migration
3 8 (10.67%) Project Management
4 6 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Control
6 4 (5.33%) Analytics
6 4 (5.33%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.33%) Service Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.00%) Validation
7 3 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security
8 2 (2.67%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (2.67%) R
2 2 (2.67%) C
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (29.33%) MCSA
3 15 (20.00%) MCITP
4 14 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (14.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (13.33%) Degree
7 9 (12.00%) CCNP
8 8 (10.67%) MCTS
8 8 (10.67%) MCP
9 7 (9.33%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (8.00%) CCNA
11 5 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (5.33%) CCEA
12 4 (5.33%) CCA
12 4 (5.33%) CCIE
13 3 (4.00%) NVQ Level 3
14 2 (2.67%) CCEE
14 2 (2.67%) CISSP
15 1 (1.33%) GIAC
15 1 (1.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.33%) XenApp
4 9 (12.00%) VMware Server
5 7 (9.33%) vSphere
6 5 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.33%) vCloud
9 1 (1.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (6.67%) Puppet
4 4 (5.33%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.67%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.33%) Casper Suite
6 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.33%) SCOM
6 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (54.67%) VMware
3 32 (42.67%) Cisco
4 26 (34.67%) Citrix
5 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 12 (16.00%) HP
6 7 (9.33%) IBM
7 6 (8.00%) 3PAR
7 6 (8.00%) AppSense
7 6 (8.00%) NetApp
8 5 (6.67%) Wyse
8 5 (6.67%) EMC
9 4 (5.33%) Apple
10 3 (4.00%) Reuters
10 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
11 2 (2.67%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.67%) Tableau
11 2 (2.67%) Google
11 2 (2.67%) Juniper
11 2 (2.67%) CommVault
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
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Posted: 27 days ago