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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 150 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 41 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 4.03% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £231 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -84.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -13.04%
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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
905 1041 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.63% 17.66% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 686 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (66.67%) Windows
3 37 (56.06%) VMware
4 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
6 28 (42.42%) ITIL
7 26 (39.39%) Cisco
8 24 (36.36%) Citrix
8 24 (36.36%) MCSA
9 23 (34.85%) MS Exchange
10 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (31.82%) Finance
12 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (27.27%) SAN
14 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
14 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
14 17 (25.76%) MCITP
15 15 (22.73%) Blackberry
15 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (21.21%) Migration
17 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (19.70%) SQL
18 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
18 12 (18.18%) Firewall
18 12 (18.18%) XenApp
18 12 (18.18%) SCCM
19 11 (16.67%) Linux
19 11 (16.67%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 23 (34.85%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (10.61%) Tomcat
5 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.55%) Apache
7 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.55%) Lync
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.03%) IIS
9 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.52%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) Firewall
3 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.61%) LAN
5 6 (9.09%) WAN
5 6 (9.09%) VPN
6 5 (7.58%) SSL
6 5 (7.58%) VLAN
6 5 (7.58%) NAS
7 4 (6.06%) FTP
8 3 (4.55%) DHCP
8 3 (4.55%) VoIP
8 3 (4.55%) DNS
8 3 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (4.55%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.55%) Wireless
8 3 (4.55%) Internet
9 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) MySQL
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Spotfire
7 2 (3.03%) QlikView
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.52%) SSDT
8 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) IT Support
7 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (3.03%) MDX
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) XML
3 2 (3.03%) ODBC
3 2 (3.03%) OLE
4 1 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 8 (12.12%) Clustering
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (6.06%) iPhone
5 4 (6.06%) Replication
5 4 (6.06%) iPad
6 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.52%) CMDB
8 1 (1.52%) NHS
8 1 (1.52%) DTV
8 1 (1.52%) CESG
8 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 44 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
4 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (16.67%) Linux
7 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 5 (7.58%) Android
10 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (3.03%) Debian
11 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Migration
3 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (9.09%) Project Management
4 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.06%) Analytics
7 3 (4.55%) Change Control
7 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 3 (4.55%) ETL
7 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.03%) Validation
8 2 (3.03%) CRM
8 2 (3.03%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.03%) Service Management
8 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) C
3 2 (3.03%) R
3 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) VBA
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (36.36%) MCSA
3 17 (25.76%) MCITP
4 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (13.64%) MCP
6 8 (12.12%) CCNP
6 8 (12.12%) CCNA
7 7 (10.61%) MCTS
8 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (6.06%) CCIE
9 4 (6.06%) Degree
10 3 (4.55%) CCA
10 3 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.55%) RHCE
10 3 (4.55%) MCDST
10 3 (4.55%) RHCT
11 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.03%) MOS
11 2 (3.03%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) XenApp
4 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.58%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (7.58%) Xen
6 4 (6.06%) vSphere
7 3 (4.55%) NFS
7 3 (4.55%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.52%) UAG
8 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
2 4 (6.06%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.06%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.55%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (4.55%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.03%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.52%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.52%) WSUS
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) VMware
2 36 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (39.39%) Cisco
4 24 (36.36%) Citrix
5 10 (15.15%) HP
6 8 (12.12%) NetApp
6 8 (12.12%) Reuters
7 7 (10.61%) Wyse
8 6 (9.09%) Symantec
8 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 5 (7.58%) EMC
9 5 (7.58%) IBM
9 5 (7.58%) AppSense
9 5 (7.58%) FactSet
10 4 (6.06%) Sophos
11 3 (4.55%) Bloomberg
11 3 (4.55%) Oracle
11 3 (4.55%) Juniper
12 2 (3.03%) Apple
12 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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