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 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 136 127 159
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.81% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 5.45% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 24
Median daily rate £320 £298 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £181 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £414 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £316
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%

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
436 477 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.77% 14.94% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 344 593
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.98 £22.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £16.20 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £33.44 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
5 11 (39.29%) ITIL
6 9 (32.14%) Finance
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (32.14%) Office 365
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (28.57%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (28.57%) CCNA
8 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (21.43%) Migration
10 5 (17.86%) SCCM
10 5 (17.86%) MCITP
10 5 (17.86%) Degree
10 5 (17.86%) Firewall
10 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
10 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (14.29%) MCSA
11 4 (14.29%) SQL
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) SCOM
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (10.71%) PowerShell

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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.57%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Office 365
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 3 (10.71%) Skype
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) ISDN
4 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.57%) PBX
4 1 (3.57%) PSTN
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Data Security
4 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Presales
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (3.57%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCNA
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 5 (17.86%) MCITP
4 4 (14.29%) MCSA
5 3 (10.71%) MCTS
6 2 (7.14%) CCA
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (7.14%) MCP
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.57%) MCSD
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.57%) PMP
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Brocade
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec