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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 344 274 277
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 85 153 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 4.29% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 113 77
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £17.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £29.90 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
3610 3567 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.60% 16.03% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2297 2550
Median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 92 117
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.86 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
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 London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 17 £440 +25.71% 13
Croydon -18 2 £433 +23.71%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (73.22%) Windows
3 118 (64.48%) Microsoft
4 111 (60.66%) Active Directory
5 72 (39.34%) VMware
6 70 (38.25%) ITIL
7 69 (37.70%) Windows Server
8 54 (29.51%) Citrix
9 52 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (27.87%) MS Exchange
11 50 (27.32%) MS Office
12 49 (26.78%) MCSA
13 48 (26.23%) Migration
14 47 (25.68%) MS Excel
14 47 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 46 (25.14%) Cisco
16 44 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
16 44 (24.04%) Windows 7
17 42 (22.95%) SCCM
17 42 (22.95%) Degree
18 41 (22.40%) CCNA
19 40 (21.86%) Finance
19 40 (21.86%) PowerShell
20 38 (20.77%) SCOM
20 38 (20.77%) MCP
21 37 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
22 36 (19.67%) Firewall
23 35 (19.13%) SQL
23 35 (19.13%) XenApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in 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 51 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
3 23 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (12.02%) Skype for Business
5 19 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.92%) IIS
8 6 (3.28%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.19%) Apache
10 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.64%) Zimbra
12 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (27.32%) MS Office
2 47 (25.68%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.28%) MS Project
4 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Eikon
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.94%) Office 365
2 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.37%) IaaS
3 8 (4.37%) OneDrive
4 7 (3.83%) Yammer
5 6 (3.28%) PaaS
5 6 (3.28%) SaaS
6 5 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.67%) Firewall
2 29 (15.85%) DNS
3 20 (10.93%) SAN
4 19 (10.38%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.20%) VPN
6 14 (7.65%) Network Security
7 13 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (7.10%) LAN
8 11 (6.01%) Skype
8 11 (6.01%) WAN
9 9 (4.92%) DHCP
9 9 (4.92%) Internet
10 8 (4.37%) VLAN
11 7 (3.83%) LDAP
11 7 (3.83%) SSH
11 7 (3.83%) VoIP
11 7 (3.83%) Wireless
12 6 (3.28%) Extranet
12 6 (3.28%) NetScaler
13 4 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.73%) SQLPlus
4 4 (2.19%) MS Access
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.09%) Power BI
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.55%) Moq
3 1 (0.55%) NSubstitute
3 1 (0.55%) NUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (21.86%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Banking
3 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.73%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.19%) French Language
4 4 (2.19%) German Language
4 4 (2.19%) Law
4 4 (2.19%) Legal
4 4 (2.19%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.64%) Advertising
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
5 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Front Office
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.39%) Analyst
2 26 (14.21%) Support Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (10.93%) Desktop Support
5 16 (8.74%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) Server Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (6.01%) Applications Support
9 11 (6.01%) Consultant
9 11 (6.01%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.46%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (4.92%) Administrator
11 9 (4.92%) Office 365 Engineer
12 8 (4.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) .NET
2 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.83%) HTML
4 6 (3.28%) SAML
5 5 (2.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) CSS
6 2 (1.09%) jQuery
6 2 (1.09%) WAP
6 2 (1.09%) WCF
6 2 (1.09%) WF
7 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.55%) Autofac
7 1 (0.55%) CSS3
7 1 (0.55%) D3.js
7 1 (0.55%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.55%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (0.55%) HTML5
7 1 (0.55%) Ninject
7 1 (0.55%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.39%) Computer Science
2 29 (15.85%) Data Centre
3 27 (14.75%) Blackberry
4 15 (8.20%) Management Information System
5 12 (6.56%) Smartphone
6 11 (6.01%) Replication
7 10 (5.46%) EMC VNX
8 6 (3.28%) Clustering
9 5 (2.73%) PKI
10 4 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.19%) Statistics
11 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.09%) Fintech
11 2 (1.09%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 134 (73.22%) Windows
2 69 (37.70%) Windows Server
3 52 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (24.04%) Windows 7
6 32 (17.49%) Linux
6 32 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 13 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.01%) Windows 10
10 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.46%) Unix
10 10 (5.46%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.92%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.92%) VMS
12 6 (3.28%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.28%) Windows Phone
13 4 (2.19%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.19%) CentOS
13 4 (2.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (38.25%) ITIL
2 48 (26.23%) Migration
3 17 (9.29%) Project Management
4 16 (8.74%) Change Management
5 13 (7.10%) Business Continuity
5 13 (7.10%) Time Management
6 12 (6.56%) Data Migration
6 12 (6.56%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.46%) ITIL V3
9 9 (4.92%) Information Security
9 9 (4.92%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (4.92%) Software Deployment
10 8 (4.37%) Capacity Management
11 7 (3.83%) Business Continuity Management
12 6 (3.28%) CRM
12 6 (3.28%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (3.28%) Service Management
12 6 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.86%) PowerShell
2 35 (19.13%) SQL
3 10 (5.46%) C#
3 10 (5.46%) Java
4 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.28%) VBScript
5 5 (2.73%) C++
5 5 (2.73%) VBA
6 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.19%) Python
7 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.55%) VB
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (26.78%) MCSA
3 44 (24.04%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (22.95%) Degree
5 41 (22.40%) CCNA
6 38 (20.77%) MCP
7 33 (18.03%) MCITP
8 30 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (10.38%) MCDST
10 17 (9.29%) MCTS
11 13 (7.10%) CISSP
12 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
13 10 (5.46%) CCNP
14 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
15 3 (1.64%) CCA
15 3 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
15 3 (1.64%) PMI Certification
15 3 (1.64%) PMP
15 3 (1.64%) Security+ Certification
15 3 (1.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
System Software
1 111 (60.66%) Active Directory
2 37 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (19.13%) XenApp
4 20 (10.93%) Hyper-V
5 18 (9.84%) vSphere
6 9 (4.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (3.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (3.83%) UAG
7 7 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.09%) MetaFrame
12 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.09%) Postfix
12 2 (1.09%) XenServer
13 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (22.95%) SCCM
2 38 (20.77%) SCOM
3 10 (5.46%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.83%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.28%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (3.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.73%) WMI
6 5 (2.73%) WSUS
7 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.09%) Nagios
9 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.09%) Puppet
9 2 (1.09%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 118 (64.48%) Microsoft
2 72 (39.34%) VMware
3 54 (29.51%) Citrix
4 46 (25.14%) Cisco
5 20 (10.93%) Dell
6 19 (10.38%) Oracle
7 15 (8.20%) EMC
8 14 (7.65%) NetApp
9 13 (7.10%) HP
9 13 (7.10%) Symantec
10 11 (6.01%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.92%) CommVault
11 9 (4.92%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.83%) IBM
13 6 (3.28%) Lotus
14 5 (2.73%) iManage
14 5 (2.73%) Qualys
15 4 (2.19%) Altiris
15 4 (2.19%) Dell Compellent
15 4 (2.19%) Intel Security
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