The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 175 158 168
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 40 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.74% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 4.69% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 22
Average daily rate £258 £368 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.93% +43.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £215 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £135.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.70% +575.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £18.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-16.44% -0.54%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1194 1003 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.02% 15.90% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 649 656
Average daily rate £418 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £135.00 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCSE
London

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (81.82%) Windows
3 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
4 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
5 39 (50.65%) VMware
6 34 (44.16%) MS Exchange
7 31 (40.26%) Citrix
8 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (37.66%) MCSA
10 28 (36.36%) ITIL
11 25 (32.47%) Cisco
12 24 (31.17%) SQL
13 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (27.27%) WAN
14 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (25.97%) MCP
15 20 (25.97%) DNS
15 20 (25.97%) SAN
16 19 (24.68%) MCITP
16 19 (24.68%) vSphere
16 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2010
17 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
18 16 (20.78%) Dell
18 16 (20.78%) Finance
19 15 (19.48%) Clustering
19 15 (19.48%) DHCP
19 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2003
20 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 34 (44.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (15.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (9.09%) IIS
8 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.90%) Lync
10 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Office
2 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) WAN
2 20 (25.97%) DNS
2 20 (25.97%) SAN
3 15 (19.48%) DHCP
4 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 13 (16.88%) LAN
6 9 (11.69%) Firewall
6 9 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (10.39%) SMTP
8 5 (6.49%) Network Security
9 4 (5.19%) VPN
9 4 (5.19%) Wireless
9 4 (5.19%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.90%) Internet
11 2 (2.60%) PBX
11 2 (2.60%) VoIP
11 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
1 2 (2.60%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Law
3 4 (5.19%) Legal
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
5 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Consultant
3 9 (11.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
1 2 (2.60%) Middleware
1 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) XMPP
2 1 (1.30%) SOAP
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Clustering
2 13 (16.88%) Blackberry
3 8 (10.39%) EqualLogic
4 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) GIS
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
6 1 (1.30%) Open Source
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.58%) Windows 7
5 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.49%) UNIX
8 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Service Management
3 8 (10.39%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.79%) PRINCE
4 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (7.79%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (6.49%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (6.49%) Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Project Management
6 4 (5.19%) Change Control
7 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.60%) Information Architecture
8 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.30%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.99%) VB
4 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.30%) LotusScript
5 1 (1.30%) VBA
5 1 (1.30%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (37.66%) MCSA
3 20 (25.97%) MCP
4 19 (24.68%) MCITP
5 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (12.99%) CCNP
6 10 (12.99%) CCNA
7 6 (7.79%) Degree
8 5 (6.49%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.19%) CCA
9 4 (5.19%) CCIE
9 4 (5.19%) MCDST
9 4 (5.19%) MCTS
10 3 (3.90%) ISACA
10 3 (3.90%) MCSD
10 3 (3.90%) JNCIP
10 3 (3.90%) JNCIE
10 3 (3.90%) CISSP
10 3 (3.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) COBIT
3 1 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) HL7
System Software
1 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (24.68%) vSphere
4 12 (15.58%) XenApp
5 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
6 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
6 8 (10.39%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.49%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.30%) vCloud
9 1 (1.30%) XenServer
9 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) MAILsweeper
2 7 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (50.65%) VMware
3 31 (40.26%) Citrix
4 25 (32.47%) Cisco
5 16 (20.78%) Dell
6 8 (10.39%) SonicWALL
7 7 (9.09%) Symantec
7 7 (9.09%) McAfee
7 7 (9.09%) Clearswift
7 7 (9.09%) Open Text
7 7 (9.09%) NetApp
7 7 (9.09%) RightFax
8 6 (7.79%) Juniper
8 6 (7.79%) EMC
9 5 (6.49%) Reuters
9 5 (6.49%) Bloomberg
9 5 (6.49%) Websense
10 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.90%) Aruba
10 3 (3.90%) Blue Coat
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