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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 148 149 181
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 27 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 1.08% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 7.19% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 19
Median daily rate £413 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £220 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £485 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.63%
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
609 821 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.60% 15.09% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 594 635
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £14.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £44.12 £33.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (70.45%) Windows
3 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
4 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 24 (54.55%) VMware
5 19 (43.18%) Migration
6 18 (40.91%) ITIL
6 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
8 14 (31.82%) Finance
8 14 (31.82%) Firewall
9 12 (27.27%) Citrix
9 12 (27.27%) MS Office
9 12 (27.27%) MCITP
9 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (25.00%) SCOM
10 11 (25.00%) Office 365
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.73%) DNS
11 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (22.73%) SCCM
11 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (20.45%) Banking
13 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (18.18%) CCNA
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco
13 8 (18.18%) VBScript

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 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 7 (15.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
5 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (9.09%) IIS
6 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.82%) MS Project Server
6 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.55%) Apache
7 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
7 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.27%) CMS
8 1 (2.27%) GroupWise
8 1 (2.27%) Zimbra
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Office
2 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.09%) MS Project
4 3 (6.82%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Office 365
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.55%) Yammer
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 10 (22.73%) DNS
3 7 (15.91%) Network Security
4 6 (13.64%) Kerberos
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.09%) Extranet
6 2 (4.55%) GSM
6 2 (4.55%) LTE
6 2 (4.55%) SAN
6 2 (4.55%) Skype
6 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.27%) ISDN
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) PBX
7 1 (2.27%) PSTN
7 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) French Language
3 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Security Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Technical Leader
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Support
3 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
1 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 6 (13.64%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) WAP
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) COM
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.82%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Phone
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.82%) Unix
7 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.55%) Android
8 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.55%) VMS
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.27%) CentOS
9 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Migration
2 18 (40.91%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (11.36%) Workflow
4 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.09%) Change Management
4 4 (9.09%) Coaching
4 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.18%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) VBScript
3 6 (13.64%) C++
3 6 (13.64%) Java
4 5 (11.36%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.27%) MCITP
3 8 (18.18%) CCNA
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.36%) CCA
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (11.36%) MCP
4 5 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) MCTS
6 3 (6.82%) CISSP
6 3 (6.82%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (6.82%) MCDST
6 3 (6.82%) MCSA
6 3 (6.82%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (4.55%) CEH
8 1 (2.27%) MOS
8 1 (2.27%) OCP
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.36%) UAG
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.09%) XenApp
6 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) SCOM
2 10 (22.73%) SCCM
3 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 12 (27.27%) Citrix
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Dell
6 4 (9.09%) IBM
6 4 (9.09%) Symantec
7 3 (6.82%) NetApp
7 3 (6.82%) Qualys
8 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.55%) Lotus
8 2 (4.55%) Novell
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.55%) Samsung
9 1 (2.27%) Aspera
9 1 (2.27%) BT
9 1 (2.27%) F5
9 1 (2.27%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.27%) Sophos