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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 174 168 162
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 4.06% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 12
Average daily rate
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£345 £363 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -86.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
787 985 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.50% 16.66% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 667 580
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 31
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.04 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (66.67%) Windows
3 26 (50.98%) VMware
4 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
6 18 (35.29%) Citrix
6 18 (35.29%) ITIL
7 17 (33.33%) MCSA
8 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
8 16 (31.37%) Finance
9 15 (29.41%) Cisco
9 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
10 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (27.45%) Blackberry
11 13 (25.49%) SQL
11 13 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (21.57%) Linux
13 11 (21.57%) SAN
13 11 (21.57%) Firewall
13 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (21.57%) MCITP
14 10 (19.61%) Migration
14 10 (19.61%) XenApp
14 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
15 9 (17.65%) HP
15 9 (17.65%) NetApp
15 9 (17.65%) SCCM
16 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
16 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (15.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.88%) Apache
7 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
7 3 (5.88%) Lync
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.96%) IIS
9 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.96%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) SAN
1 11 (21.57%) Firewall
2 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.73%) DNS
4 5 (9.80%) SSL
4 5 (9.80%) DHCP
5 4 (7.84%) VLAN
5 4 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (7.84%) FTP
6 3 (5.88%) VPN
6 3 (5.88%) WAN
6 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) Network Security
7 2 (3.92%) VoIP
7 2 (3.92%) Wireless
7 2 (3.92%) Internet
8 1 (1.96%) Extranet
8 1 (1.96%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) MySQL
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.96%) SSDT
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Law
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Support Engineer
1 10 (19.61%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Desktop Support
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) SQL DBA
5 4 (7.84%) DBA
5 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.84%) Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
3 4 (7.84%) Replication
3 4 (7.84%) iPad
4 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) iPhone
4 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) DTV
6 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
6 1 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.84%) Android
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.96%) UNIX
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Change Management
4 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.96%) Project Management
6 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.96%) ETL
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) C
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (33.33%) MCSA
3 12 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (21.57%) MCITP
5 8 (15.69%) CCNA
5 8 (15.69%) MCP
6 7 (13.73%) CCNP
7 5 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (7.84%) MCTS
8 4 (7.84%) Degree
8 4 (7.84%) CCIE
9 3 (5.88%) RHCE
9 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.88%) RHCT
10 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.92%) MOS
10 2 (3.92%) MCDST
10 2 (3.92%) NCDA
10 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.92%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (19.61%) XenApp
4 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.80%) Xen
5 5 (9.80%) VMware ESX
5 5 (9.80%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (7.84%) NFS
7 2 (3.92%) vSphere
8 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.96%) UAG
8 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (7.84%) Puppet
4 3 (5.88%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (5.88%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (5.88%) SCOM
5 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.92%) XenMobile
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.96%) WSUS
6 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) VMware
2 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (35.29%) Citrix
4 15 (29.41%) Cisco
5 9 (17.65%) HP
5 9 (17.65%) NetApp
6 8 (15.69%) Reuters
7 7 (13.73%) Symantec
8 5 (9.80%) Wyse
8 5 (9.80%) EMC
8 5 (9.80%) AppSense
8 5 (9.80%) FactSet
9 4 (7.84%) IBM
9 4 (7.84%) Sophos
9 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg
10 3 (5.88%) McAfee
10 3 (5.88%) Oracle
11 2 (3.92%) Polycom
11 2 (3.92%) Juniper
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