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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 163 170 179
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 35 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.84% 5.38% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £228 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £425 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-12.15% +39.54%
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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
912 1096 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 756 711
Average daily rate £430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.16 £48.00 £40.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 1 October 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 1 October 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
3 39 (60.00%) Windows
4 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 27 (41.54%) ITIL
6 26 (40.00%) VMware
7 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 20 (30.77%) Citrix
8 18 (27.69%) Finance
8 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
10 16 (24.62%) MCSA
10 16 (24.62%) Cisco
10 16 (24.62%) SAN
10 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
11 15 (23.08%) SQL
11 15 (23.08%) MCITP
12 14 (21.54%) DNS
13 13 (20.00%) Linux
13 13 (20.00%) Blackberry
13 13 (20.00%) Hyper-V
14 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (16.92%) Clustering
15 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
16 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 9 (13.85%) MCP
17 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (13.85%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (6.15%) IIS
7 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.62%) Lync
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.54%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) SAN
2 14 (21.54%) DNS
3 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.31%) DHCP
5 7 (10.77%) WAN
6 6 (9.23%) Firewall
6 6 (9.23%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.15%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.62%) VLAN
8 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.62%) LAN
8 3 (4.62%) VPN
8 3 (4.62%) Internet
9 2 (3.08%) SNMP
9 2 (3.08%) NAS
10 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.54%) IMAP
10 1 (1.54%) Network Security
10 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) SSDT
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.54%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.54%) OLTP
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.15%) CruiseControl
2 4 (6.15%) Subversion
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) MSI
4 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) International Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Law
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Front Office
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Analyst
2 8 (12.31%) Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.62%) LAMP
5 2 (3.08%) MDX
6 1 (1.54%) WCF
6 1 (1.54%) WPF
6 1 (1.54%) WinForms
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 11 (16.92%) Clustering
2 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) EqualLogic
4 4 (6.15%) PKI
4 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.62%) iPad
5 3 (4.62%) Derivative
5 3 (4.62%) iPhone
5 3 (4.62%) Replication
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.08%) CMDB
6 2 (3.08%) Kindle
7 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) FMCG
7 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (24.62%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.00%) Linux
4 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.62%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.62%) Android
10 2 (3.08%) UNIX
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Incident Management
3 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.15%) Change Management
4 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.15%) Project Planning
4 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.15%) Change Control
5 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) ETL
5 3 (4.62%) Project Management
6 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.08%) ITSM
6 2 (3.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) C
3 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.62%) VBScript
5 2 (3.08%) VBA
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (24.62%) MCSA
3 15 (23.08%) MCITP
4 9 (13.85%) MCP
5 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.31%) CCNA
6 7 (10.77%) Degree
7 5 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (6.15%) LPIC
9 3 (4.62%) MCDST
9 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.62%) MOS
9 3 (4.62%) RHCT
9 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.62%) RHCE
9 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.08%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.08%) CCEA
10 2 (3.08%) CCA
10 2 (3.08%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.85%) XenApp
5 5 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.15%) NFS
7 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.08%) Xen
7 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.08%) vSphere
8 1 (1.54%) UAG
8 1 (1.54%) XenServer
8 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.15%) SCOM
3 3 (4.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.62%) SCOrch
3 3 (4.62%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (4.62%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.08%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.08%) WSUS
4 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.54%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.54%) SCSM
5 1 (1.54%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.00%) VMware
3 20 (30.77%) Citrix
4 16 (24.62%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) HP
6 7 (10.77%) IBM
7 5 (7.69%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.69%) Dell
7 5 (7.69%) Symantec
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (6.15%) Wyse
8 4 (6.15%) Sophos
8 4 (6.15%) McAfee
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle
9 3 (4.62%) Remedy
10 2 (3.08%) Reuters
10 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.08%) Apple
10 2 (3.08%) FactSet
11 1 (1.54%) F5
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