The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 176 145 185
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +40
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 77 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 1.08% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 7.07% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 13
Average daily rate
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£503 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.57% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 £19.60 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.09% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.25 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £32.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
930 1089 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.77% 15.33% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 747 673
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 63 38
Average hourly rate £18.10 £23.75 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% +32.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.54 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
3 43 (64.18%) Windows
4 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
5 29 (43.28%) VMware
6 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (34.33%) MS Exchange
7 23 (34.33%) ITIL
8 22 (32.84%) Citrix
9 19 (28.36%) Finance
10 17 (25.37%) Cisco
10 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
10 17 (25.37%) MCITP
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (22.39%) WAN
12 15 (22.39%) DNS
12 15 (22.39%) SAN
12 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (20.90%) MCSA
14 13 (19.40%) SQL
14 13 (19.40%) Blackberry
14 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
15 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
16 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (16.42%) Clustering
16 11 (16.42%) MCP
16 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (34.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.97%) IIS
8 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.99%) Lync
9 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) WAN
1 15 (22.39%) DNS
1 15 (22.39%) SAN
2 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.94%) DHCP
3 8 (11.94%) LAN
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.46%) Firewall
5 4 (5.97%) SMTP
5 4 (5.97%) Network Security
6 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) SNMP
8 1 (1.49%) PBX
8 1 (1.49%) IMAP
8 1 (1.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
8 1 (1.49%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) QlikView
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) OLTP
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) CruiseControl
1 4 (5.97%) Subversion
1 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) MSI
3 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) International Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 3 (4.48%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (11.94%) Architect
1 8 (11.94%) Analyst
1 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Developer
4 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
5 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Data Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (2.99%) IT Support
6 2 (2.99%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) Software Packaging
3 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.99%) MDX
5 1 (1.49%) WCF
5 1 (1.49%) WPF
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) WinForms
5 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Blackberry
2 11 (16.42%) Clustering
3 8 (11.94%) EqualLogic
4 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.48%) Derivative
6 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.99%) Kindle
7 1 (1.49%) iPad
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) CMDB
7 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.49%) FMCG
7 1 (1.49%) iPhone
7 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (64.18%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (13.43%) Linux
7 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) UNIX
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
2 6 (8.96%) Service Management
3 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.97%) Project Management
5 3 (4.48%) ITSM
5 3 (4.48%) Migration
5 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.48%) Change Control
5 3 (4.48%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.99%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.99%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) VB
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) C
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) VBA
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (25.37%) MCITP
3 14 (20.90%) MCSA
4 11 (16.42%) MCP
5 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (11.94%) Degree
7 7 (10.45%) CCNA
8 6 (8.96%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (7.46%) CCA
9 5 (7.46%) CCNP
9 5 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.97%) LPIC
10 4 (5.97%) MCTS
11 3 (4.48%) ISACA
11 3 (4.48%) MCDST
11 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
11 3 (4.48%) JNCIE
11 3 (4.48%) CCSA
11 3 (4.48%) CCSE
11 3 (4.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.96%) XenApp
5 5 (7.46%) vSphere
6 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.48%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.49%) XenServer
9 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (4.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 2 (2.99%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.49%) SCSM
4 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) VMware
3 22 (32.84%) Citrix
4 17 (25.37%) Cisco
5 9 (13.43%) Dell
6 8 (11.94%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.97%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Juniper
7 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.97%) Reuters
7 4 (5.97%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
8 3 (4.48%) Remedy
8 3 (4.48%) Apple
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Clearswift
8 3 (4.48%) RightFax
8 3 (4.48%) Open Text
9 2 (2.99%) CQG
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
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