The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 260 275 272
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 153 141 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.62% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 82 64
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £207 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 24
Average hourly rate £14.25 £21.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.35 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3585 3896 3381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.10% 16.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2306 2620 2045
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the London region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in London

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the London region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in London

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 48 £350 +27.27% 11
Croydon +4 8 £350 -15.40%
Feltham - 2 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 254 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 188 (74.02%) Windows
3 164 (64.57%) Microsoft
4 149 (58.66%) Active Directory
5 137 (53.94%) VMware
6 88 (34.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (33.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 83 (32.68%) Cisco
8 83 (32.68%) ITIL
9 78 (30.71%) MS Exchange
9 78 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (28.35%) Citrix
11 71 (27.95%) MCSA
12 69 (27.17%) MCITP
13 59 (23.23%) MS Excel
14 56 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
15 53 (20.87%) Finance
16 52 (20.47%) SAN
16 52 (20.47%) MCP
16 52 (20.47%) Windows 7
17 50 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 48 (18.90%) CCNA
19 44 (17.32%) Linux
19 44 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
20 42 (16.54%) Firewall
21 41 (16.14%) DNS
22 40 (15.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 38 (14.96%) MS Office
24 36 (14.17%) LAN
25 35 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 78 (30.71%) MS Exchange
2 44 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (10.24%) SharePoint
5 25 (9.84%) Lync
6 23 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (4.33%) IIS
11 7 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.57%) IBM Notes
13 3 (1.18%) Apache
14 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.39%) SAS
14 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 59 (23.23%) MS Excel
2 38 (14.96%) MS Office
3 7 (2.76%) MS Project
4 5 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.69%) Office 365
2 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.76%) SaaS
4 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.79%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.47%) SAN
2 42 (16.54%) Firewall
3 41 (16.14%) DNS
4 36 (14.17%) LAN
5 32 (12.60%) TCP/IP
6 29 (11.42%) WAN
7 27 (10.63%) DHCP
8 20 (7.87%) VPN
8 20 (7.87%) Internet
9 15 (5.91%) NAS
10 12 (4.72%) VoIP
10 12 (4.72%) NetScaler
11 10 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (3.54%) VLAN
13 8 (3.15%) Ethernet
14 7 (2.76%) Wireless
15 5 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.57%) FTP
16 4 (1.57%) MPLS
16 4 (1.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.97%) MySQL
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.57%) Spotfire
7 3 (1.18%) QlikView
8 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
General
1 53 (20.87%) Finance
2 17 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.30%) Banking
4 9 (3.54%) Law
5 8 (3.15%) Legal
6 7 (2.76%) Spanish Language
6 7 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.57%) Back Office
8 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.18%) Electronics
10 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (14.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (14.57%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.20%) Analyst
4 21 (8.27%) Consultant
4 21 (8.27%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (8.27%) Server Engineer
5 19 (7.48%) Desktop Support
6 15 (5.91%) IT Support
7 13 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (5.12%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.12%) Service Analyst
7 13 (5.12%) Administrator
8 12 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.76%) .NET
2 6 (2.36%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.97%) SOAP
3 5 (1.97%) XML
4 4 (1.57%) Web Services
4 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.57%) LAMP
5 3 (1.18%) MDX
5 3 (1.18%) HTML
5 3 (1.18%) JSP
6 2 (0.79%) ODBC
6 2 (0.79%) OLE
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) XMPP
7 1 (0.39%) COM
7 1 (0.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.09%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.51%) Clustering
4 9 (3.54%) Replication
5 8 (3.15%) PKI
5 8 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.76%) NHS
6 7 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.97%) CMDB
7 5 (1.97%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.18%) iPhone
8 3 (1.18%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.18%) BYOD
8 3 (1.18%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) EPoS
9 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 188 (74.02%) Windows
2 88 (34.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (30.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (20.47%) Windows 7
5 50 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (17.32%) Linux
7 18 (7.09%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.51%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.12%) UNIX
10 12 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.36%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.36%) Debian
11 6 (2.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.36%) Android
12 4 (1.57%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.18%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.39%) CentOS
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.68%) ITIL
2 30 (11.81%) Migration
3 25 (9.84%) Project Management
4 13 (5.12%) Service Management
5 11 (4.33%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (4.33%) Configuration Management
5 11 (4.33%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.33%) Change Management
5 11 (4.33%) PRINCE2
6 10 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (3.54%) Asset Management
7 9 (3.54%) ITIL V3
7 9 (3.54%) Business Continuity
8 7 (2.76%) Incident Management
8 7 (2.76%) Change Control
8 7 (2.76%) Workflow
8 7 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.36%) Analytics
10 5 (1.97%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.97%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.20%) SQL
2 24 (9.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.97%) R
4 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.18%) VBScript
5 2 (0.79%) Java
5 2 (0.79%) C
5 2 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) VBA
6 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 254 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (27.95%) MCSA
3 69 (27.17%) MCITP
4 56 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (20.47%) MCP
6 48 (18.90%) CCNA
7 40 (15.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (13.39%) MCTS
9 25 (9.84%) Citrix Certification
10 23 (9.06%) Degree
11 21 (8.27%) CCA
12 18 (7.09%) Security Cleared
13 15 (5.91%) CCNP
14 14 (5.51%) SC Cleared
15 10 (3.94%) CCEA
16 9 (3.54%) A+ Certification
16 9 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (3.15%) CISSP
17 8 (3.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (3.15%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.27%) SLA
2 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 149 (58.66%) Active Directory
2 85 (33.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (13.39%) XenApp
4 30 (11.81%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.69%) vSphere
6 13 (5.12%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.15%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.15%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.97%) Xen
11 3 (1.18%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.79%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.79%) XenServer
12 2 (0.79%) vCloud
13 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 33 (12.99%) SCCM
2 9 (3.54%) SCOM
3 8 (3.15%) HP SIM
4 7 (2.76%) Puppet
5 6 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.97%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.57%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.79%) Nagios
8 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.79%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.39%) WSUS
9 1 (0.39%) WMI
9 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.39%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 164 (64.57%) Microsoft
2 137 (53.94%) VMware
3 83 (32.68%) Cisco
4 72 (28.35%) Citrix
5 31 (12.20%) HP
6 29 (11.42%) NetApp
7 18 (7.09%) Apple
8 17 (6.69%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.69%) EMC
9 12 (4.72%) IBM
9 12 (4.72%) Symantec
10 10 (3.94%) Juniper
10 10 (3.94%) AppSense
11 8 (3.15%) Dell
12 7 (2.76%) Wyse
12 7 (2.76%) McAfee
13 6 (2.36%) Reuters
13 6 (2.36%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.97%) Altiris
15 4 (1.57%) Lotus
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