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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 322 283 291
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 101 155 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 4.27% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 104 74
Median daily rate £375 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £340 £273
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +24.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.72% +26.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £17.27 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £47.30 £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
3673 3626 3781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.02% 15.48% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2530 2330 2523
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 93 117
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +41 24 £450 +33.33% 11
Croydon -16 1 £433 +23.71%
Paddington - 1 £700 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
2 139 (75.96%) Windows
3 119 (65.03%) Microsoft
4 107 (58.47%) Active Directory
5 79 (43.17%) Windows Server
6 75 (40.98%) VMware
7 63 (34.43%) ITIL
8 57 (31.15%) MCSA
8 57 (31.15%) Citrix
9 54 (29.51%) PowerShell
10 50 (27.32%) MS Office
11 49 (26.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 47 (25.68%) Migration
13 46 (25.14%) Windows 7
14 45 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (24.59%) Degree
15 44 (24.04%) MS Excel
16 42 (22.95%) SCCM
17 41 (22.40%) MS Exchange
17 41 (22.40%) SQL Server
17 41 (22.40%) Firewall
18 38 (20.77%) Finance
18 38 (20.77%) DNS
19 37 (20.22%) Linux
19 37 (20.22%) SCOM
20 36 (19.67%) SQL
21 34 (18.58%) Cisco
21 34 (18.58%) Office 365
22 33 (18.03%) 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 41 (22.40%) MS Exchange
2 32 (17.49%) SharePoint
3 22 (12.02%) Skype for Business
4 18 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.56%) IIS
7 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (4.92%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.64%) Apache
12 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.64%) Zimbra
13 2 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (27.32%) MS Office
2 44 (24.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.37%) MS Project
4 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Eikon
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.58%) Office 365
2 27 (14.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.46%) OneDrive
4 9 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (3.83%) IaaS
5 7 (3.83%) Yammer
6 6 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.28%) PaaS
7 5 (2.73%) SaaS
8 3 (1.64%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.40%) Firewall
2 38 (20.77%) DNS
3 27 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 22 (12.02%) SAN
5 16 (8.74%) VPN
6 15 (8.20%) Network Security
7 14 (7.65%) DHCP
7 14 (7.65%) Internet
8 13 (7.10%) LAN
9 11 (6.01%) WAN
9 11 (6.01%) Wireless
10 9 (4.92%) Skype
11 8 (4.37%) Extranet
11 8 (4.37%) LDAP
11 8 (4.37%) VLAN
12 7 (3.83%) Kerberos
12 7 (3.83%) SSH
13 6 (3.28%) VoIP
14 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.73%) SQLPlus
4 4 (2.19%) MS Access
4 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.09%) Power BI
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.55%) Datazen
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Power View
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%) MSI
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 38 (20.77%) Finance
2 17 (9.29%) Banking
3 7 (3.83%) Legal
4 6 (3.28%) Back Office
5 5 (2.73%) Billing
5 5 (2.73%) Law
5 5 (2.73%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.19%) French Language
6 4 (2.19%) German Language
6 4 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.19%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (1.64%) Advertising
8 2 (1.09%) Front Office
8 2 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.30%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.66%) Analyst
3 23 (12.57%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.29%) Server Engineer
6 16 (8.74%) Desktop Support
7 15 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (6.56%) Support Analyst
10 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Applications Support
11 10 (5.46%) Active Directory Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Administrator
12 9 (4.92%) Consultant
12 9 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) Developer
13 8 (4.37%) Senior Desktop Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.56%) .NET
2 11 (6.01%) ASP.NET
2 11 (6.01%) HTML
3 6 (3.28%) SAML
4 5 (2.73%) Web Services
5 3 (1.64%) CSS
5 3 (1.64%) jQuery
6 2 (1.09%) Ajax
6 2 (1.09%) MDX
6 2 (1.09%) WAP
6 2 (1.09%) WCF
6 2 (1.09%) WF
7 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.55%) D3.js
7 1 (0.55%) Express
7 1 (0.55%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.55%) ODBC
7 1 (0.55%) XHTML
7 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Data Centre
2 25 (13.66%) Blackberry
2 25 (13.66%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.92%) Clustering
5 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.19%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.19%) PKI
6 4 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.19%) Statistics
7 3 (1.64%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.64%) iPhone
7 3 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.09%) Fintech
8 2 (1.09%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.09%) iPad
8 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (75.96%) Windows
2 79 (43.17%) Windows Server
3 49 (26.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (25.14%) Windows 7
5 45 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (20.22%) Linux
7 26 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (10.38%) Windows 8
9 17 (9.29%) Windows 10
10 13 (7.10%) Unix
10 13 (7.10%) Windows XP
11 11 (6.01%) Mac OS X
12 10 (5.46%) Apple iOS
12 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (4.92%) VMS
14 8 (4.37%) Android
14 8 (4.37%) Windows Phone
15 7 (3.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (3.28%) Mac OS
17 4 (2.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.43%) ITIL
2 47 (25.68%) Migration
3 21 (11.48%) Change Management
3 21 (11.48%) Project Management
4 15 (8.20%) Business Continuity
5 14 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.65%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.56%) ITIL V3
6 12 (6.56%) Server Virtualisation
7 11 (6.01%) Data Migration
7 11 (6.01%) Software Deployment
8 9 (4.92%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.37%) Information Security
9 8 (4.37%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.37%) Patch Management
9 8 (4.37%) Service Management
10 7 (3.83%) Business Continuity Management
10 7 (3.83%) Time Management
11 6 (3.28%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 36 (19.67%) SQL
3 15 (8.20%) Java
4 13 (7.10%) C#
5 12 (6.56%) VBScript
6 8 (4.37%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.37%) C++
6 8 (4.37%) Python
7 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.73%) VBA
9 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.55%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (31.15%) MCSA
3 45 (24.59%) Degree
4 33 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (18.03%) MCP
5 31 (16.94%) CCNA
6 27 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (13.66%) MCITP
8 24 (13.11%) MCTS
9 15 (8.20%) MCDST
10 13 (7.10%) CISSP
11 9 (4.92%) CCNP
12 6 (3.28%) CCA
12 6 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (2.73%) A+ Certification
13 5 (2.73%) ACDT
13 5 (2.73%) ACHDS
13 5 (2.73%) ACTC
13 5 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
System Software
1 107 (58.47%) Active Directory
2 45 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.03%) XenApp
4 21 (11.48%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.10%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (6.56%) vSphere
7 10 (5.46%) UAG
8 9 (4.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (4.92%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.37%) BitLocker
10 7 (3.83%) XenDesktop
11 5 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.19%) Xen
13 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.09%) Postfix
14 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (22.95%) SCCM
2 37 (20.22%) SCOM
3 14 (7.65%) WSUS
4 9 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 8 (4.37%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (4.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 5 (2.73%) WMI
7 4 (2.19%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.19%) Casper Suite
7 4 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.09%) Nagios
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.09%) Puppet
9 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 119 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 75 (40.98%) VMware
3 57 (31.15%) Citrix
4 34 (18.58%) Cisco
5 28 (15.30%) Dell
6 26 (14.21%) Oracle
7 21 (11.48%) Symantec
8 18 (9.84%) HP
9 15 (8.20%) NetApp
10 11 (6.01%) Apple
10 11 (6.01%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.92%) IBM
11 9 (4.92%) Lotus
12 6 (3.28%) Dell Compellent
12 6 (3.28%) EMC
12 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.73%) iManage
13 5 (2.73%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.73%) Qualys
14 4 (2.19%) Google
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