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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 171 159
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 50 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 3.42% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 17
Average daily rate
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£345 £258 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.98% -29.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £231 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £398 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -83.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+28.61% -16.44%
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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
817 1170 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.02% 18.06% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 811 648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 36
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £42.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £39.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.87%) Windows
3 39 (56.52%) VMware
4 35 (50.72%) Active Directory
5 30 (43.48%) Cisco
6 27 (39.13%) Citrix
7 25 (36.23%) ITIL
8 23 (33.33%) MCSA
8 23 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 23 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (28.99%) SAN
12 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
12 16 (23.19%) Finance
12 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
13 14 (20.29%) MCITP
14 13 (18.84%) XenApp
14 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
14 13 (18.84%) Linux
14 13 (18.84%) Migration
15 12 (17.39%) MS Office
15 12 (17.39%) LAN
15 12 (17.39%) HP
15 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (14.49%) Degree
16 10 (14.49%) SCCM
16 10 (14.49%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.35%) Apache
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.90%) Lync
8 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.45%) IIS
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (23.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) SAN
2 12 (17.39%) LAN
3 9 (13.04%) WAN
3 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.59%) Ethernet
5 7 (10.14%) VPN
5 7 (10.14%) Firewall
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (7.25%) NAS
8 4 (5.80%) FTP
8 4 (5.80%) SSL
9 3 (4.35%) Wireless
9 3 (4.35%) VLAN
9 3 (4.35%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.35%) VoIP
10 2 (2.90%) WLAN
10 2 (2.90%) DHCP
10 2 (2.90%) DNS
10 2 (2.90%) Internet
11 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.80%) MySQL
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Spotfire
5 2 (2.90%) QlikView
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
3 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Server Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) IT Support
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) SAN Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.90%) MDX
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) ODBC
2 2 (2.90%) OLE
3 1 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Blackberry
1 9 (13.04%) Clustering
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.25%) Replication
4 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.80%) NHS
4 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.35%) iPhone
6 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.45%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.84%) Linux
5 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.70%) Debian
7 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.35%) Android
8 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Migration
3 7 (10.14%) Project Management
4 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.80%) Service Management
5 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.80%) Change Management
5 4 (5.80%) Analytics
6 3 (4.35%) Regression Testing
6 3 (4.35%) Change Control
6 3 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL V2
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) R
3 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (2.90%) C
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (33.33%) MCSA
3 14 (20.29%) MCITP
4 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (11.59%) MCP
6 7 (10.14%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (10.14%) MCTS
7 6 (8.70%) CCNP
8 5 (7.25%) CCNA
8 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.80%) CCEA
9 4 (5.80%) CCA
9 4 (5.80%) CCIE
10 3 (4.35%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (2.90%) CCEE
12 1 (1.45%) CCIA
12 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (50.72%) Active Directory
2 23 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.84%) XenApp
4 8 (11.59%) VMware Server
5 7 (10.14%) vSphere
6 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.25%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (4.35%) Xen
7 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.45%) UAG
8 1 (1.45%) vCloud
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.25%) Puppet
4 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.80%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.90%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.45%) Casper Suite
6 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (56.52%) VMware
3 30 (43.48%) Cisco
4 27 (39.13%) Citrix
5 12 (17.39%) HP
6 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.14%) IBM
7 7 (10.14%) Wyse
8 6 (8.70%) AppSense
8 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 6 (8.70%) Reuters
9 5 (7.25%) EMC
9 5 (7.25%) NetApp
10 3 (4.35%) FactSet
10 3 (4.35%) Bloomberg
10 3 (4.35%) Apple
10 3 (4.35%) Juniper
11 2 (2.90%) CommVault
11 2 (2.90%) Tableau
11 2 (2.90%) TIBCO
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