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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 342 347 311
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -36
Contract jobs citing MCSE 85 77 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 2.03% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 88
Median daily rate £325 £300 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £321 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.88% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.33 £19.74 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% +25.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -7.79%
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
3529 3799 3936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.41% 16.84% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2291 2515 2734
Median daily rate £453 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 65 65
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.98 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +37.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -9 10 £388 +47.61% 7
Teddington - 5 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £160 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 £415 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (76.63%) Windows
3 119 (64.67%) Active Directory
4 106 (57.61%) Microsoft
5 74 (40.22%) ITIL
6 71 (38.59%) Citrix
7 69 (37.50%) VMware
8 67 (36.41%) Windows Server
9 55 (29.89%) MCP
10 51 (27.72%) MCSA
11 49 (26.63%) MS Office
12 45 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (23.91%) Cisco
13 44 (23.91%) Degree
14 43 (23.37%) MS Excel
14 43 (23.37%) Finance
15 41 (22.28%) SCCM
15 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 40 (21.74%) CCNA
17 36 (19.57%) TCP/IP
18 34 (18.48%) Internet
19 33 (17.93%) Windows 7
19 33 (17.93%) MCITP
20 32 (17.39%) PowerShell
20 32 (17.39%) Office 365
20 32 (17.39%) Change Management
21 30 (16.30%) Firewall
21 30 (16.30%) MS Exchange
21 30 (16.30%) MCDST

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 30 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.41%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.24%) Skype for Business
5 14 (7.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (5.98%) IBM Notes
7 9 (4.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (4.35%) IIS
9 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.72%) MS Project Server
11 2 (1.09%) CMS
11 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.09%) GroupWise
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.54%) Confluence
12 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 49 (26.63%) MS Office
2 43 (23.37%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.72%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.09%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.39%) Office 365
2 24 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.72%) IaaS
5 4 (2.17%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.17%) PaaS
6 3 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.63%) G Suite
6 3 (1.63%) SaaS
7 2 (1.09%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.57%) TCP/IP
2 34 (18.48%) Internet
3 30 (16.30%) Firewall
4 26 (14.13%) Wireless
5 19 (10.33%) Ethernet
5 19 (10.33%) LAN
6 18 (9.78%) DNS
6 18 (9.78%) SAN
7 16 (8.70%) DHCP
8 13 (7.07%) WAN
9 10 (5.43%) VPN
10 9 (4.89%) VLAN
11 8 (4.35%) Skype
12 7 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.80%) Kerberos
12 7 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.26%) NAS
14 4 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
14 4 (2.17%) DMZ
14 4 (2.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.09%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.54%) Power BI
7 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.63%) CruiseControl
2 3 (1.63%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 43 (23.37%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Banking
3 13 (7.07%) Retail
4 9 (4.89%) Legal
5 8 (4.35%) Law
6 4 (2.17%) Advertising
6 4 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.63%) Back Office
7 3 (1.63%) Billing
8 2 (1.09%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 26 (14.13%) Support Engineer
2 23 (12.50%) Analyst
2 23 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 18 (9.78%) Architect
4 15 (8.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Administrator
5 14 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (6.52%) Consultant
7 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) .NET
2 10 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.35%) HTML
4 6 (3.26%) Middleware
5 5 (2.72%) Web Services
6 4 (2.17%) OAuth
6 4 (2.17%) SAML
6 4 (2.17%) WCF
7 3 (1.63%) WF
8 2 (1.09%) COM
8 2 (1.09%) REST
8 2 (1.09%) SOAP
9 1 (0.54%) Ajax
9 1 (0.54%) CSS
9 1 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.54%) jQuery
9 1 (0.54%) WAP
9 1 (0.54%) XHTML
9 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.13%) Blackberry
2 24 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 23 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 18 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.78%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.35%) Clustering
5 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.80%) Smartphone
7 6 (3.26%) NHS
8 4 (2.17%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.63%) PKI
9 3 (1.63%) Replication
10 2 (1.09%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.09%) Fintech
10 2 (1.09%) iPhone
10 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.54%) iPad
11 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 141 (76.63%) Windows
2 67 (36.41%) Windows Server
3 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (17.93%) Windows 7
6 23 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (7.61%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.52%) Linux
10 10 (5.43%) Windows 10
11 8 (4.35%) Mac OS X
12 7 (3.80%) Android
13 6 (3.26%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.09%) Solaris
15 2 (1.09%) VMS
16 1 (0.54%) Unix
16 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.22%) ITIL
2 32 (17.39%) Change Management
3 22 (11.96%) Migration
4 21 (11.41%) Time Management
5 17 (9.24%) Validation
6 16 (8.70%) Identity Management
7 13 (7.07%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.07%) Workflow
8 12 (6.52%) Project Management
9 10 (5.43%) Coaching
9 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure Management
10 9 (4.89%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.89%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.35%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.35%) Patch Management
11 8 (4.35%) TOGAF
12 7 (3.80%) Service Management
12 7 (3.80%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (3.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.41%) SQL
3 18 (9.78%) Java
4 12 (6.52%) C#
5 8 (4.35%) VBScript
6 7 (3.80%) C++
7 5 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.72%) Python
8 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.09%) VB
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (29.89%) MCP
3 51 (27.72%) MCSA
4 45 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (23.91%) Degree
6 40 (21.74%) CCNA
7 33 (17.93%) MCITP
8 30 (16.30%) MCDST
9 19 (10.33%) ACDT
9 19 (10.33%) ACHDS
9 19 (10.33%) ACTC
9 19 (10.33%) Citrix Certification
9 19 (10.33%) MCSM
9 19 (10.33%) MCTS
9 19 (10.33%) Network+ Certification
10 17 (9.24%) CCA
10 17 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (7.07%) A+ Certification
13 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) SLA
2 6 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) GCP
3 1 (0.54%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (64.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (14.13%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.96%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (9.24%) XenApp
6 12 (6.52%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.80%) vSphere
7 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.72%) BitLocker
8 5 (2.72%) UAG
8 5 (2.72%) Xen
9 4 (2.17%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.63%) NFS
11 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.09%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.09%) Docker
11 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (22.28%) SCCM
2 19 (10.33%) SCOM
3 11 (5.98%) WSUS
4 6 (3.26%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.72%) Casper Suite
6 4 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.17%) Puppet
6 4 (2.17%) WMI
7 3 (1.63%) Ansible
7 3 (1.63%) OpenView
8 2 (1.09%) Nagios
8 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.54%) DameWare
9 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 106 (57.61%) Microsoft
2 71 (38.59%) Citrix
3 69 (37.50%) VMware
4 44 (23.91%) Cisco
5 29 (15.76%) Apple
6 22 (11.96%) HP
7 16 (8.70%) Oracle
8 13 (7.07%) Dell
9 12 (6.52%) NetApp
10 11 (5.98%) Lotus
11 10 (5.43%) Symantec
12 8 (4.35%) Forcepoint
13 7 (3.80%) IBM
13 7 (3.80%) Sophos
13 7 (3.80%) Veeam
14 6 (3.26%) EMC
15 5 (2.72%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.72%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.72%) Veritas
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