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 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 139 177 157
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 58 27 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 0.46% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.40% 3.05% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 37
Average daily rate
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£363 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £284 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £630 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £24.75 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £15.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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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
784 884 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.90% 15.22% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 615 728
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 38
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £31.43 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (70.21%) Windows
3 63 (67.02%) Microsoft
4 49 (52.13%) Active Directory
5 44 (46.81%) VMware
6 30 (31.91%) ITIL
7 28 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (28.72%) MCSA
8 27 (28.72%) Cisco
8 27 (28.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (27.66%) MS Office
10 24 (25.53%) Citrix
11 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (20.21%) MS Excel
12 19 (20.21%) Linux
13 18 (19.15%) LAN
14 17 (18.09%) WAN
14 17 (18.09%) MS Exchange
15 16 (17.02%) Finance
15 16 (17.02%) PowerShell
15 16 (17.02%) SAN
15 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (15.96%) SQL
16 15 (15.96%) TCP/IP
17 14 (14.89%) Migration
17 14 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (13.83%) Windows 7
18 13 (13.83%) DNS
18 13 (13.83%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (18.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.13%) Lync
7 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (27.66%) MS Office
2 19 (20.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Yammer
3 1 (1.06%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) LAN
2 17 (18.09%) WAN
3 16 (17.02%) SAN
4 15 (15.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (13.83%) DNS
6 10 (10.64%) DHCP
6 10 (10.64%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (9.57%) VLAN
8 7 (7.45%) Firewall
9 5 (5.32%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.32%) NAS
9 5 (5.32%) VPN
9 5 (5.32%) Internet
10 4 (4.26%) OSPF
10 4 (4.26%) BGP
10 4 (4.26%) VoIP
10 4 (4.26%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.26%) NX-OS
10 4 (4.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) MySQL
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.77%) Analyst
3 11 (11.70%) IT Support
4 10 (10.64%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Administrator
6 8 (8.51%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Consultant
10 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Developer
10 4 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Design Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Server Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.06%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.06%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.45%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.45%) Clustering
2 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.32%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.32%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.26%) NHS
4 4 (4.26%) CESG
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) Replication
6 2 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.13%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.13%) iPhone
6 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 66 (70.21%) Windows
2 27 (28.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (20.21%) Linux
5 16 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (13.83%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.51%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.38%) Debian
9 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.19%) Solaris
10 3 (3.19%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.19%) UNIX
11 2 (2.13%) CentOS
11 2 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.91%) ITIL
2 14 (14.89%) Migration
3 9 (9.57%) Project Management
3 9 (9.57%) Change Control
4 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.45%) Server Building
6 6 (6.38%) Change Management
7 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.19%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.19%) Service Management
9 3 (3.19%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.19%) Workflow
9 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.19%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.19%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (2.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.96%) SQL
3 6 (6.38%) VBScript
3 6 (6.38%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.38%) Python
4 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.19%) Perl
6 2 (2.13%) C#
6 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (28.72%) MCSA
3 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (13.83%) MCP
6 12 (12.77%) Degree
7 11 (11.70%) MCITP
7 11 (11.70%) CCNA
8 10 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (8.51%) CCNP
10 7 (7.45%) RHCE
11 5 (5.32%) CISSP
11 5 (5.32%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (4.26%) CCA
12 4 (4.26%) MCSD
12 4 (4.26%) CCEE
12 4 (4.26%) RHCSA
13 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
13 3 (3.19%) MCDST
13 3 (3.19%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (52.13%) Active Directory
2 28 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.70%) vSphere
4 10 (10.64%) XenApp
5 8 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.26%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.19%) vCloud
7 3 (3.19%) UAG
7 3 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.06%) NFS
9 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.06%) XenServer
9 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) SCCM
2 10 (10.64%) Tivoli
3 7 (7.45%) SCOM
3 7 (7.45%) Puppet
4 6 (6.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 5 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.26%) Ansible
6 4 (4.26%) Nagios
7 3 (3.19%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.13%) WMI
8 2 (2.13%) vMotion
9 1 (1.06%) SnapVault
9 1 (1.06%) Casper Suite
9 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.06%) XenMobile
9 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (1.06%) WSUS
9 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 63 (67.02%) Microsoft
2 44 (46.81%) VMware
3 27 (28.72%) Cisco
4 24 (25.53%) Citrix
5 11 (11.70%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.57%) HP
7 7 (7.45%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.26%) Wyse
8 4 (4.26%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.19%) F5
9 3 (3.19%) Google
9 3 (3.19%) Dell
9 3 (3.19%) Apple
9 3 (3.19%) Remedy
9 3 (3.19%) Juniper
9 3 (3.19%) CommVault
9 3 (3.19%) NetApp
9 3 (3.19%) IBM
10 2 (2.13%) Adobe
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