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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 176 169 172
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 3.25% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 15
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £302 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £87.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
850 1016 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.21% 15.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 695 586
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (53.85%) Windows
3 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 21 (40.38%) VMware
5 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 19 (36.54%) Finance
7 18 (34.62%) ITIL
8 16 (30.77%) Citrix
9 15 (28.85%) MCSA
10 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
11 13 (25.00%) Linux
11 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 13 (25.00%) Cisco
11 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
12 12 (23.08%) SQL
13 11 (21.15%) XenApp
14 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (17.31%) MCITP
15 9 (17.31%) SAN
15 9 (17.31%) Firewall
15 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
15 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
16 8 (15.38%) Migration
16 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
17 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (13.46%) Banking
17 7 (13.46%) Degree
17 7 (13.46%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.69%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.85%) Apache
7 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.92%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) IIS
8 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
1 9 (17.31%) SAN
2 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 5 (9.62%) DHCP
4 4 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.77%) VLAN
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 3 (5.77%) SSL
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (3.85%) FTP
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (9.62%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SSDT
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.92%) QlikView
4 1 (1.92%) OLTP
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) CruiseControl
1 4 (7.69%) Subversion
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) International Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.54%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
7 3 (5.77%) DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 4 (7.69%) Software Packaging
2 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.69%) PKI
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
2 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 4 (7.69%) iPad
2 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) iPhone
4 2 (3.85%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) CESG
5 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.92%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.77%) Android
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.77%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.77%) Change Control
6 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.85%) ETL
6 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Project Management
7 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.54%) C
4 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) VBA
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (28.85%) MCSA
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (17.31%) MCITP
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) CCNA
5 5 (9.62%) MCP
6 4 (7.69%) CCNP
6 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (7.69%) LPIC
7 3 (5.77%) RHCT
7 3 (5.77%) RHCE
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.85%) MOS
8 2 (3.85%) CCIE
8 2 (3.85%) CCA
8 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.85%) CCEA
8 2 (3.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (21.15%) XenApp
4 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.62%) Xen
6 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.69%) NFS
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.85%) vSphere
9 1 (1.92%) UAG
9 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.77%) SCOM
4 3 (5.77%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (5.77%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.85%) Puppet
5 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.85%) XenMobile
5 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.92%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 21 (40.38%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) Citrix
4 13 (25.00%) Cisco
5 7 (13.46%) HP
5 7 (13.46%) NetApp
5 7 (13.46%) Reuters
5 7 (13.46%) Symantec
6 6 (11.54%) Wyse
7 5 (9.62%) FactSet
8 4 (7.69%) Sophos
8 4 (7.69%) IBM
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle
9 3 (5.77%) EMC
9 3 (5.77%) McAfee
9 3 (5.77%) AppSense
10 2 (3.85%) Bloomberg
10 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.85%) Juniper
11 1 (1.92%) SAP
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