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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 166 172
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 26 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.84% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 5.79% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 20
Median daily rate £428 £363 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £25.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+0.87% +27.88%
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
586 864 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.23% 14.60% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 632 637
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 July 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 July 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (84.78%) Windows
3 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
4 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
5 26 (56.52%) VMware
6 20 (43.48%) Windows Server
7 19 (41.30%) Migration
8 17 (36.96%) MS Office
8 17 (36.96%) ITIL
9 15 (32.61%) Firewall
9 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (30.43%) Citrix
11 12 (26.09%) Finance
11 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
11 12 (26.09%) MCITP
12 11 (23.91%) SCCM
12 11 (23.91%) SCOM
12 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
12 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
13 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
13 10 (21.74%) DNS
13 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
13 10 (21.74%) Office 365
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
14 9 (19.57%) CCNA
14 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (17.39%) Dell

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 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) MS Project Server
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.52%) Zimbra
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Office
2 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.70%) MS Project
4 3 (6.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Office 365
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
3 3 (6.52%) Yammer
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) DNS
3 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.22%) Network Security
5 6 (13.04%) Kerberos
6 4 (8.70%) Extranet
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.52%) Skype
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.35%) GSM
8 2 (4.35%) LTE
8 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) DHCP
9 1 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) LDAP
9 1 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) French Language
3 2 (4.35%) German Language
3 2 (4.35%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Server Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
1 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
1 6 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) WAP
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.35%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 8 (17.39%) Linux
6 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
8 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Phone
9 3 (6.52%) CentOS
9 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
9 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.52%) Unix
10 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (4.35%) VMS
10 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.17%) Android
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Migration
2 17 (36.96%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (10.87%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.52%) Broadcast Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (2.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.39%) C#
2 8 (17.39%) VBScript
3 6 (13.04%) C++
3 6 (13.04%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (26.09%) MCITP
3 9 (19.57%) CCNA
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.04%) MCP
4 6 (13.04%) MCTS
5 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 5 (10.87%) MCDST
5 5 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.70%) CISSP
6 4 (8.70%) MCSA
7 3 (6.52%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (6.52%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (4.35%) CEH
9 1 (2.17%) MOS
9 1 (2.17%) OCP
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
3 7 (15.22%) XenApp
4 5 (10.87%) UAG
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (4.35%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCCM
1 11 (23.91%) SCOM
2 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.70%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (8.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.17%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (56.52%) VMware
3 14 (30.43%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 3 (6.52%) Adobe
6 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.52%) Kaspersky
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) Qualys
7 2 (4.35%) Aspera
7 2 (4.35%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) Lotus
7 2 (4.35%) Novell
7 2 (4.35%) Reuters
7 2 (4.35%) Samsung
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