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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 262 280 225
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -55
Contract jobs citing MCSE 167 145 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 3.89% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 102
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£304 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £220 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 20
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% -6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.80 £25.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
3668 3730 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.63% 15.86% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2395 2164
Average daily rate £425 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.59%
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 £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 107 121
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +16 54 £363 -27.50% 10
Bromley - 4 £250 -
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Westminster - 2 £180 -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 325 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (75.69%) Windows
3 231 (71.08%) Microsoft
4 177 (54.46%) VMware
5 169 (52.00%) Active Directory
6 112 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 106 (32.62%) ITIL
8 97 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 97 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (29.23%) Cisco
10 87 (26.77%) MCSA
11 77 (23.69%) SAN
12 76 (23.38%) Citrix
13 75 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
14 72 (22.15%) MS Exchange
15 69 (21.23%) MS Excel
16 67 (20.62%) MS Office
17 65 (20.00%) Linux
18 63 (19.38%) CCNA
18 63 (19.38%) MCITP
19 62 (19.08%) LAN
20 61 (18.77%) Windows 7
21 57 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 57 (17.54%) SQL Server
22 55 (16.92%) MCP
23 51 (15.69%) SQL
24 50 (15.38%) DNS
25 49 (15.08%) WAN
26 48 (14.77%) Firewall
27 47 (14.46%) Finance

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 72 (22.15%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.15%) SharePoint
3 29 (8.92%) Lync
3 29 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (4.31%) IIS
8 11 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.31%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 69 (21.23%) MS Excel
2 67 (20.62%) MS Office
3 7 (2.15%) MS Project
4 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.31%) Office 365
2 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.54%) SaaS
4 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.92%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Yammer
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (23.69%) SAN
2 62 (19.08%) LAN
3 50 (15.38%) DNS
4 49 (15.08%) WAN
5 48 (14.77%) Firewall
6 38 (11.69%) DHCP
7 36 (11.08%) TCP/IP
8 20 (6.15%) VPN
8 20 (6.15%) NAS
9 18 (5.54%) VLAN
10 17 (5.23%) Internet
11 15 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (3.69%) IPv4
13 9 (2.77%) Ethernet
13 9 (2.77%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.77%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (2.46%) VoIP
15 5 (1.54%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.92%) Spotfire
6 3 (0.92%) QlikView
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL
7 1 (0.31%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.62%) MSI
2 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
General
1 47 (14.46%) Finance
2 15 (4.62%) Banking
3 12 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.08%) French Language
5 9 (2.77%) Legal
6 7 (2.15%) Law
6 7 (2.15%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.54%) German Language
8 4 (1.23%) Advertising
9 3 (0.92%) Back Office
9 3 (0.92%) Electronics
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 35 (10.77%) Analyst
3 35 (10.77%) Server Engineer
4 32 (9.85%) Administrator
5 25 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (7.08%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (5.54%) Consultant
8 17 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 16 (4.92%) IT Support
10 14 (4.31%) Windows Server Engineer
11 13 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 13 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
12 12 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (3.69%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
15 9 (2.77%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.77%) .NET
2 8 (2.46%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.85%) XML
4 4 (1.23%) Web Services
4 4 (1.23%) LAMP
5 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.92%) COM
5 3 (0.92%) MDX
6 2 (0.62%) jQuery
6 2 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.62%) ODBC
6 2 (0.62%) OLE
7 1 (0.31%) XMPP
7 1 (0.31%) Middleware
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.54%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.54%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.23%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (4.92%) Clustering
6 10 (3.08%) PKI
7 8 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.46%) CESG
7 8 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (2.15%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.15%) Replication
8 7 (2.15%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.85%) EqualLogic
10 5 (1.54%) NHS
11 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.92%) iPad
12 3 (0.92%) iPhone
12 3 (0.92%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 246 (75.69%) Windows
2 112 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 97 (29.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (20.00%) Linux
5 61 (18.77%) Windows 7
6 42 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (10.46%) Windows 8
8 20 (6.15%) Windows XP
9 19 (5.85%) UNIX
10 14 (4.31%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.38%) Data ONTAP
12 8 (2.46%) Debian
13 7 (2.15%) Solaris
14 6 (1.85%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.54%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.23%) Android
17 3 (0.92%) CentOS
17 3 (0.92%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (32.62%) ITIL
2 41 (12.62%) Project Management
3 31 (9.54%) Migration
4 23 (7.08%) Server Building
5 16 (4.92%) Patch Management
5 16 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.31%) PRINCE2
7 13 (4.00%) Service Management
7 13 (4.00%) Change Control
8 11 (3.38%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.08%) ITIL V3
10 9 (2.77%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.77%) Configuration Management
10 9 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (2.77%) Change Management
11 8 (2.46%) Workflow
12 7 (2.15%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.69%) SQL
2 37 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.08%) VBScript
4 7 (2.15%) Perl
5 5 (1.54%) R
6 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.92%) C#
7 3 (0.92%) Java
7 3 (0.92%) Python
7 3 (0.92%) XMLA
8 2 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.62%) C
8 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.62%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) VBA
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (26.77%) MCSA
3 75 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (19.38%) CCNA
4 63 (19.38%) MCITP
5 57 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 55 (16.92%) MCP
7 34 (10.46%) MCTS
8 30 (9.23%) Degree
9 25 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (7.38%) Security Cleared
11 22 (6.77%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (5.85%) A+ Certification
13 17 (5.23%) CCNP
14 16 (4.92%) CCA
15 15 (4.62%) CISSP
16 13 (4.00%) SC Cleared
17 11 (3.38%) MCDST
18 6 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
18 6 (1.85%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.62%) SLA
2 14 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.62%) BS7799
5 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 169 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 97 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (14.46%) vSphere
4 37 (11.38%) XenApp
5 27 (8.31%) Hyper-V
6 22 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.69%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (3.08%) VMware Server
9 10 (3.08%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.23%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.23%) vCloud
10 4 (1.23%) NFS
10 4 (1.23%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.62%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.62%) Postfix
11 2 (0.62%) UAG
12 1 (0.31%) KVM
12 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 32 (9.85%) SCCM
2 10 (3.08%) SCOM
2 10 (3.08%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.54%) HP SIM
4 5 (1.54%) Puppet
5 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.23%) Casper Suite
5 4 (1.23%) SnapVault
6 3 (0.92%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.92%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.92%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.92%) WMI
6 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.62%) WSUS
7 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 231 (71.08%) Microsoft
2 177 (54.46%) VMware
3 95 (29.23%) Cisco
4 76 (23.38%) Citrix
5 34 (10.46%) NetApp
6 28 (8.62%) HP
7 23 (7.08%) Apple
8 16 (4.92%) IBM
9 12 (3.69%) Dell
9 12 (3.69%) Symantec
10 11 (3.38%) AppSense
10 11 (3.38%) Juniper
11 9 (2.77%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.46%) Remedy
13 7 (2.15%) EMC
13 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
14 6 (1.85%) McAfee
14 6 (1.85%) Google
14 6 (1.85%) Wyse
15 5 (1.54%) Oracle
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Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £280.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago