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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 139 155 176
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.88% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 5.91% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 21
Median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
519 812 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.01% 14.82% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 606 799
Median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 18
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.80 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (81.82%) Windows
3 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
4 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
5 24 (54.55%) MS Office
6 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (47.73%) ITIL
8 20 (45.45%) Windows 7
9 18 (40.91%) Citrix
9 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (36.36%) Blackberry
10 16 (36.36%) VMware
10 16 (36.36%) XenApp
10 16 (36.36%) SCCM
11 14 (31.82%) MCDST
11 14 (31.82%) Finance
11 14 (31.82%) MCP
12 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
13 12 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 12 (27.27%) Migration
14 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
14 10 (22.73%) Office 365
14 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (20.45%) MCITP
16 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 8 (18.18%) CCNA
16 8 (18.18%) Firewall
16 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (15.91%) Dell

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 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.82%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.82%) IIS
4 3 (6.82%) Zimbra
5 2 (4.55%) Apache
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (54.55%) MS Office
2 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Office 365
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.09%) Yammer
4 3 (6.82%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) Network Security
3 5 (11.36%) Skype
3 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.55%) Extranet
5 2 (4.55%) Internet
5 2 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) DHCP
6 1 (2.27%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) LDAP
6 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) French Language
3 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Desktop Support
2 12 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix Support
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Office 365 Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Desktop Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Support Manager
7 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Broadcast Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
1 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) WAP
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) SAML
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
6 12 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (15.91%) Linux
9 4 (9.09%) Mac OS X
10 3 (6.82%) CentOS
10 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
10 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
10 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
11 2 (4.55%) Unix
11 2 (4.55%) VMS
11 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
11 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
12 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
4 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.55%) Change Control
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
5 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) C++
4 3 (6.82%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) VBScript
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (31.82%) MCDST
2 14 (31.82%) MCP
3 9 (20.45%) MCITP
4 8 (18.18%) CCNA
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (15.91%) MCTS
6 6 (13.64%) MCSA
7 4 (9.09%) CISSP
8 3 (6.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (6.82%) Degree
8 3 (6.82%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.55%) CEH
10 1 (2.27%) CCNP
10 1 (2.27%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) XenApp
3 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.82%) UAG
5 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.27%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.27%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) Citrix
3 16 (36.36%) VMware
4 7 (15.91%) Dell
5 4 (9.09%) Adobe
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (6.82%) Kaspersky
6 3 (6.82%) Lotus
6 3 (6.82%) NetApp
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle
6 3 (6.82%) Qualys
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) Apple
7 2 (4.55%) Aspera
7 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.55%) Juniper
7 2 (4.55%) Novell
7 2 (4.55%) Reuters
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec