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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 344 274 282
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 96 158 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 4.33% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 80
Median daily rate £399 £304 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.16% -18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 12
Median hourly rate - £18.93 £18.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.98
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.62%
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
4076 3653 3749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.60% 15.61% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 2397 2405
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 100
Median hourly rate £19.23 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.19% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +11 26 £413 +18.07% 7
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £425 - 2
Paddington - 1 £700 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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
2 133 (72.28%) Windows
3 113 (61.41%) Active Directory
4 111 (60.33%) Microsoft
5 85 (46.20%) VMware
6 75 (40.76%) Windows Server
7 68 (36.96%) Citrix
8 67 (36.41%) ITIL
9 55 (29.89%) MS Office
10 54 (29.35%) MS Excel
11 49 (26.63%) MCSA
12 48 (26.09%) Finance
12 48 (26.09%) PowerShell
13 46 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (24.46%) SCCM
14 45 (24.46%) Degree
15 44 (23.91%) MCP
16 43 (23.37%) SQL Server
16 43 (23.37%) Firewall
17 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
18 40 (21.74%) Migration
19 39 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (20.65%) MS Exchange
21 37 (20.11%) Windows 7
22 36 (19.57%) SCOM
22 36 (19.57%) SQL
22 36 (19.57%) DNS
23 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
24 32 (17.39%) Cisco
24 32 (17.39%) Cisco Certification

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 38 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
3 23 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 21 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (7.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (7.07%) IIS
7 11 (5.98%) IBM Notes
8 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.72%) MS Project Server
10 5 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.09%) Apache
11 2 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.54%) CMS
12 1 (0.54%) GroupWise
Applications
1 55 (29.89%) MS Office
2 54 (29.35%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.35%) MS Project
4 6 (3.26%) InfoPath
5 5 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.54%) Eikon
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.76%) Office 365
2 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.80%) OneDrive
4 6 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.26%) IaaS
5 5 (2.72%) PaaS
5 5 (2.72%) Yammer
6 4 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.17%) SaaS
7 3 (1.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.37%) Firewall
2 36 (19.57%) DNS
3 31 (16.85%) TCP/IP
4 23 (12.50%) SAN
5 21 (11.41%) DHCP
6 19 (10.33%) Internet
7 14 (7.61%) Network Security
8 12 (6.52%) Wireless
9 10 (5.43%) Ethernet
9 10 (5.43%) WAN
10 9 (4.89%) LAN
10 9 (4.89%) VLAN
11 8 (4.35%) Extranet
12 7 (3.80%) Kerberos
12 7 (3.80%) Skype
13 5 (2.72%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.72%) VoIP
13 5 (2.72%) VPN
13 5 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.26%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.17%) MS Access
5 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) MySQL
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.54%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.54%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.09%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.54%) MSI
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (26.09%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Law
3 8 (4.35%) Legal
4 7 (3.80%) Back Office
5 5 (2.72%) Advertising
5 5 (2.72%) Billing
6 4 (2.17%) French Language
6 4 (2.17%) German Language
6 4 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (2.17%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.63%) Retail
8 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (13.59%) Windows Engineer
2 24 (13.04%) Analyst
2 24 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Administrator
4 15 (8.15%) Server Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) Architect
9 10 (5.43%) Active Directory Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) .NET
2 10 (5.43%) HTML
3 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.63%) Middleware
4 3 (1.63%) Web Services
5 2 (1.09%) Ajax
5 2 (1.09%) COM
5 2 (1.09%) CSS
5 2 (1.09%) jQuery
5 2 (1.09%) MDX
5 2 (1.09%) WAP
6 1 (0.54%) ODBC
6 1 (0.54%) WCF
6 1 (0.54%) WF
6 1 (0.54%) XHTML
6 1 (0.54%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (14.13%) Blackberry
3 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
4 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.89%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.35%) Clustering
8 6 (3.26%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.72%) PKI
10 4 (2.17%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.17%) Statistics
11 3 (1.63%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.63%) NHS
11 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.09%) Fintech
12 2 (1.09%) iPhone
12 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 133 (72.28%) Windows
2 75 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (20.11%) Windows 7
6 25 (13.59%) Linux
7 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (8.15%) Apple iOS
8 15 (8.15%) Windows 10
8 15 (8.15%) Windows 8
9 11 (5.98%) Unix
10 10 (5.43%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.89%) Android
11 9 (4.89%) VMS
12 8 (4.35%) Mac OS X
12 8 (4.35%) Windows Phone
13 6 (3.26%) Mac OS
13 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (2.72%) Solaris
15 3 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.41%) ITIL
2 40 (21.74%) Migration
3 25 (13.59%) Change Management
4 20 (10.87%) Project Management
5 16 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 15 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.07%) Workflow
8 12 (6.52%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.98%) Patch Management
9 11 (5.98%) Server Virtualisation
9 11 (5.98%) Software Deployment
10 10 (5.43%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.43%) Time Management
11 9 (4.89%) Business Continuity
11 9 (4.89%) Capacity Management
12 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (4.35%) Validation
13 7 (3.80%) Service Management
14 6 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 36 (19.57%) SQL
3 19 (10.33%) Java
4 12 (6.52%) VBScript
5 11 (5.98%) C#
6 8 (4.35%) C++
7 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.26%) Python
8 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.72%) VBA
10 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.09%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (26.63%) MCSA
3 45 (24.46%) Degree
4 44 (23.91%) MCP
5 32 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (15.76%) MCITP
7 28 (15.22%) CCNA
8 21 (11.41%) MCDST
9 20 (10.87%) MCTS
10 14 (7.61%) CCA
10 14 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (5.43%) A+ Certification
11 10 (5.43%) ACDT
11 10 (5.43%) ACHDS
11 10 (5.43%) ACTC
11 10 (5.43%) MCSM
11 10 (5.43%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (4.35%) VCAP
13 7 (3.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (61.41%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (15.76%) XenApp
4 19 (10.33%) Hyper-V
4 19 (10.33%) Virtual Servers
5 14 (7.61%) vSphere
6 12 (6.52%) VMware ESX
7 11 (5.98%) UAG
8 9 (4.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (4.35%) BitLocker
9 8 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.26%) XenDesktop
11 5 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.17%) Xen
13 3 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.63%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.63%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.09%) Postfix
14 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 45 (24.46%) SCCM
2 36 (19.57%) SCOM
3 14 (7.61%) WSUS
4 9 (4.89%) Backup Exec
5 8 (4.35%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (4.35%) WMI
6 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.17%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.17%) Casper Suite
7 4 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.63%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.09%) OpenView
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.54%) Nagios
10 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (60.33%) Microsoft
2 85 (46.20%) VMware
3 68 (36.96%) Citrix
4 32 (17.39%) Cisco
5 25 (13.59%) Dell
6 21 (11.41%) Oracle
7 19 (10.33%) HP
8 18 (9.78%) Symantec
9 17 (9.24%) NetApp
10 15 (8.15%) Apple
11 13 (7.07%) IBM
12 11 (5.98%) Lotus
13 8 (4.35%) iManage
14 7 (3.80%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.26%) Dell Compellent
15 6 (3.26%) EMC
16 5 (2.72%) Qualys
16 5 (2.72%) ServiceNow
17 4 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (2.17%) Veritas
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