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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 168 176
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 4.81% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 22
Median daily rate £463 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £208 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +109.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
557 769 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.76% 13.24% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 570 762
Median daily rate £475 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £596 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.89 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.50 £47.50 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (90.48%) Windows
3 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 22 (52.38%) VMware
6 18 (42.86%) MS Office
6 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
7 17 (40.48%) ITIL
8 15 (35.71%) Migration
8 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
9 13 (30.95%) Firewall
9 13 (30.95%) Citrix
10 12 (28.57%) Finance
10 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
12 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
12 10 (23.81%) XenApp
12 10 (23.81%) MCITP
12 10 (23.81%) SCCM
13 9 (21.43%) SCOM
13 9 (21.43%) Office 365
13 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 9 (21.43%) CCNA
13 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (19.05%) Dell
14 8 (19.05%) DNS

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Zimbra
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) MS Office
2 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.14%) Yammer
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 8 (19.05%) DNS
3 6 (14.29%) Network Security
3 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.90%) Kerberos
5 4 (9.52%) Skype
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.14%) Extranet
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.76%) GSM
7 2 (4.76%) Internet
7 2 (4.76%) LTE
7 2 (4.76%) SAN
7 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.38%) LAN
8 1 (2.38%) LDAP
8 1 (2.38%) SSH
8 1 (2.38%) VLAN
8 1 (2.38%) WAN
8 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) French Language
3 2 (4.76%) German Language
3 2 (4.76%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Analyst
1 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 5 (11.90%) Security Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Broadcast Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Support
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
1 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) WAP
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) SAML
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.90%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (90.48%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (19.05%) Linux
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
9 3 (7.14%) CentOS
9 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
9 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (7.14%) Unix
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone
10 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
10 2 (4.76%) VMS
10 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.38%) Android
11 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) ITIL
2 15 (35.71%) Migration
3 5 (11.90%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.14%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
6 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.38%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.05%) C#
3 7 (16.67%) VBScript
4 5 (11.90%) C++
4 5 (11.90%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.81%) MCITP
3 9 (21.43%) CCNA
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (16.67%) MCDST
4 7 (16.67%) MCP
4 7 (16.67%) MCTS
5 6 (14.29%) MCSA
6 5 (11.90%) Degree
7 4 (9.52%) CISSP
7 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (7.14%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (4.76%) CEH
10 1 (2.38%) CCNP
10 1 (2.38%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.38%) MOS
10 1 (2.38%) OCP
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (2.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.81%) XenApp
4 6 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.52%) UAG
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.76%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 9 (21.43%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.14%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.38%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (52.38%) VMware
3 13 (30.95%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) Dell
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.14%) Adobe
7 3 (7.14%) IBM
7 3 (7.14%) Kaspersky
7 3 (7.14%) NetApp
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (7.14%) Qualys
7 3 (7.14%) Symantec
8 2 (4.76%) Aspera
8 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.76%) eSpeed
8 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.76%) Lotus
8 2 (4.76%) Novell
8 2 (4.76%) Reuters
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