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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 265 281 242
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -39
Contract jobs citing MCSE 156 142 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 3.84% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 87 107
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£312 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £531 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.17 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.39% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.53 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.80 £31.80 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
3628 3699 3648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 15.45% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2389 2308
Average daily rate £435 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 84 96
Average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +38 58 £363 -23.68% 12
Bromley - 3 £250 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Westminster - 2 £180 -
Docklands, London -8 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 238 (77.02%) Windows
3 208 (67.31%) Microsoft
4 160 (51.78%) VMware
5 154 (49.84%) Active Directory
6 105 (33.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (30.74%) ITIL
8 90 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (26.86%) MCSA
10 79 (25.57%) Cisco
10 79 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
12 69 (22.33%) SAN
12 69 (22.33%) Linux
13 66 (21.36%) MS Office
13 66 (21.36%) Citrix
14 65 (21.04%) LAN
15 62 (20.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 59 (19.09%) MS Excel
16 59 (19.09%) CCNA
17 58 (18.77%) MS Exchange
18 55 (17.80%) SQL
19 53 (17.15%) WAN
20 52 (16.83%) DNS
20 52 (16.83%) Windows 7
21 50 (16.18%) vSphere
22 48 (15.53%) MCP
23 47 (15.21%) TCP/IP
23 47 (15.21%) MCITP
24 44 (14.24%) PowerShell

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 58 (18.77%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.33%) SharePoint
3 28 (9.06%) Lync
4 25 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (5.50%) IIS
8 15 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.29%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.32%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 66 (21.36%) MS Office
2 59 (19.09%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.27%) MS Project
4 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.65%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.88%) Office 365
2 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.97%) SaaS
4 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Yammer
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.33%) SAN
2 65 (21.04%) LAN
3 53 (17.15%) WAN
4 52 (16.83%) DNS
5 47 (15.21%) TCP/IP
6 42 (13.59%) DHCP
7 40 (12.94%) Firewall
8 20 (6.47%) VLAN
9 14 (4.53%) NAS
10 13 (4.21%) VPN
10 13 (4.21%) IPv4
10 13 (4.21%) Internet
11 11 (3.56%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (3.24%) iSCSI
12 10 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (2.91%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.59%) VoIP
15 6 (1.94%) Network Security
16 5 (1.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.97%) MySQL
4 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
General
1 43 (13.92%) Finance
2 10 (3.24%) French Language
3 9 (2.91%) Banking
4 8 (2.59%) Legal
4 8 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.27%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.62%) German Language
7 4 (1.29%) Advertising
7 4 (1.29%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Retail
9 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 32 (10.36%) Server Engineer
4 27 (8.74%) Administrator
5 26 (8.41%) Analyst
6 24 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (6.47%) Consultant
8 18 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.53%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.56%) IT Support
12 11 (3.56%) Windows Administrator
12 11 (3.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.56%) Desktop Support
13 10 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (2.91%) Network Engineer
15 8 (2.59%) Design Engineer
16 7 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.59%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.94%) .NET
3 4 (1.29%) LAMP
4 3 (0.97%) Web Services
4 3 (0.97%) XML
5 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.65%) COM
5 2 (0.65%) jQuery
5 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.32%) Middleware
6 1 (0.32%) XMPP
6 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.24%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.18%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.88%) Clustering
6 10 (3.24%) PKI
7 8 (2.59%) CESG
7 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.27%) EqualLogic
9 6 (1.94%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.94%) Replication
9 6 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.94%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.62%) iPad
11 4 (1.29%) iPhone
11 4 (1.29%) NHS
12 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.65%) Statistics
13 2 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 238 (77.02%) Windows
2 105 (33.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 90 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (22.33%) Linux
5 52 (16.83%) Windows 7
6 41 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (9.71%) Windows 8
8 19 (6.15%) UNIX
9 16 (5.18%) Windows XP
10 15 (4.85%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.56%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (2.27%) Solaris
13 6 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.94%) Debian
14 5 (1.62%) Android
14 5 (1.62%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.97%) CentOS
16 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.74%) ITIL
2 34 (11.00%) Project Management
3 32 (10.36%) Migration
4 19 (6.15%) Server Building
5 17 (5.50%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.18%) Patch Management
7 14 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (4.53%) Change Control
8 13 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 11 (3.56%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.24%) Change Management
10 10 (3.24%) Service Management
10 10 (3.24%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.91%) ITIL V3
12 8 (2.59%) Security Testing
12 8 (2.59%) Information Assurance
12 8 (2.59%) Workflow
12 8 (2.59%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.59%) Software Testing
13 7 (2.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.80%) SQL
2 44 (14.24%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.88%) VBScript
4 8 (2.59%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.59%) Python
5 7 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.65%) VB
7 2 (0.65%) C#
7 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.65%) R
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 309 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (26.86%) MCSA
3 73 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (20.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 59 (19.09%) CCNA
6 48 (15.53%) MCP
7 47 (15.21%) MCITP
8 33 (10.68%) Degree
9 24 (7.77%) Security Cleared
10 23 (7.44%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (7.12%) A+ Certification
12 21 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (6.15%) MCTS
14 18 (5.83%) CCNP
15 13 (4.21%) CCA
15 13 (4.21%) CISSP
15 13 (4.21%) SC Cleared
16 10 (3.24%) MCDST
16 10 (3.24%) RHCE
17 8 (2.59%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.88%) SLA
1 12 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.65%) BS7799
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 154 (49.84%) Active Directory
2 79 (25.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (16.18%) vSphere
4 31 (10.03%) XenApp
5 28 (9.06%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (6.47%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.21%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (3.24%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.27%) vCloud
10 5 (1.62%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.29%) NFS
11 4 (1.29%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.97%) UAG
13 2 (0.65%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.65%) Postfix
14 1 (0.32%) XenServer
14 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (11.33%) SCCM
2 13 (4.21%) SCOM
2 13 (4.21%) Tivoli
3 10 (3.24%) Puppet
4 7 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.62%) Nagios
6 5 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.62%) Ansible
7 4 (1.29%) Casper Suite
7 4 (1.29%) SnapVault
7 4 (1.29%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.29%) WMI
7 4 (1.29%) WSUS
7 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.97%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.97%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.97%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 208 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 160 (51.78%) VMware
3 79 (25.57%) Cisco
4 66 (21.36%) Citrix
5 34 (11.00%) NetApp
6 27 (8.74%) HP
7 19 (6.15%) Apple
8 15 (4.85%) Dell
9 13 (4.21%) Juniper
10 12 (3.88%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.56%) Symantec
11 11 (3.56%) AppSense
12 10 (3.24%) IBM
13 9 (2.91%) Remedy
14 8 (2.59%) LANDesk
15 6 (1.94%) Oracle
15 6 (1.94%) 3PAR
16 5 (1.62%) Veeam
16 5 (1.62%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.62%) EMC
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