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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 329 265 283
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 107 170 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 4.67% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 102 79
Median daily rate £400 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £128 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £37.00 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +27.88%
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
3852 3640 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.39% 15.43% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2603 2388 2411
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 95 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +25 27 £428 +17.93% 13
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £433 - 2
Paddington - 1 £700 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 145 (75.92%) Windows
3 125 (65.45%) Microsoft
4 116 (60.73%) Active Directory
5 85 (44.50%) Windows Server
6 81 (42.41%) VMware
7 69 (36.13%) Citrix
8 67 (35.08%) ITIL
9 58 (30.37%) MCSA
10 55 (28.80%) MS Office
10 55 (28.80%) PowerShell
11 52 (27.23%) MS Excel
12 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (25.13%) Migration
14 47 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (24.08%) Finance
16 45 (23.56%) Degree
17 43 (22.51%) SCCM
18 42 (21.99%) Firewall
19 41 (21.47%) MS Exchange
19 41 (21.47%) SQL Server
20 40 (20.94%) Windows 7
21 39 (20.42%) MCP
21 39 (20.42%) DNS
22 36 (18.85%) Cisco
22 36 (18.85%) Linux
22 36 (18.85%) SCOM
23 35 (18.32%) SharePoint
23 35 (18.32%) SQL

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 (21.47%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.32%) SharePoint
3 22 (11.52%) Skype for Business
4 18 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.28%) IIS
7 10 (5.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.19%) IBM Notes
9 6 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.62%) MS Project Server
10 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.57%) Apache
11 3 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.57%) Zimbra
12 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (28.80%) MS Office
2 52 (27.23%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.19%) MS Project
4 6 (3.14%) InfoPath
4 6 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.05%) Eikon
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.23%) Office 365
2 23 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.71%) OneDrive
4 7 (3.66%) Yammer
5 6 (3.14%) IaaS
6 5 (2.62%) PaaS
7 4 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.09%) SaaS
8 3 (1.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.99%) Firewall
2 39 (20.42%) DNS
3 35 (18.32%) TCP/IP
4 19 (9.95%) SAN
5 17 (8.90%) DHCP
6 15 (7.85%) Internet
7 14 (7.33%) Network Security
8 13 (6.81%) VPN
9 10 (5.24%) LAN
9 10 (5.24%) VLAN
9 10 (5.24%) WAN
10 9 (4.71%) Skype
10 9 (4.71%) Wireless
11 8 (4.19%) Extranet
11 8 (4.19%) LDAP
12 7 (3.66%) Ethernet
12 7 (3.66%) Kerberos
12 7 (3.66%) SSH
13 6 (3.14%) NetScaler
14 5 (2.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.66%) SQLPlus
3 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.09%) MS Access
4 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.09%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) Datazen
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.52%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (24.08%) Finance
2 23 (12.04%) Banking
3 9 (4.71%) Legal
4 8 (4.19%) Law
5 6 (3.14%) Back Office
6 5 (2.62%) Billing
6 5 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.62%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.09%) French Language
7 4 (2.09%) German Language
7 4 (2.09%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (1.57%) Advertising
9 2 (1.05%) Front Office
9 2 (1.05%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (15.18%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.61%) Analyst
3 25 (13.09%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.42%) Server Engineer
6 15 (7.85%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.85%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) Administrator
8 13 (6.81%) Applications Support
9 12 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Active Directory Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Applications Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Service Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) Support Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (4.71%) Architect
12 9 (4.71%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) .NET
2 10 (5.24%) HTML
3 9 (4.71%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.14%) SAML
5 4 (2.09%) Web Services
6 3 (1.57%) Middleware
7 2 (1.05%) Ajax
7 2 (1.05%) CSS
7 2 (1.05%) jQuery
7 2 (1.05%) MDX
7 2 (1.05%) WAP
8 1 (0.52%) COM
8 1 (0.52%) ODBC
8 1 (0.52%) WCF
8 1 (0.52%) WF
8 1 (0.52%) XHTML
8 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 25 (13.09%) Blackberry
3 22 (11.52%) Computer Science
4 17 (8.90%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.24%) Clustering
6 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.14%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.14%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.09%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.09%) PKI
8 4 (2.09%) Statistics
9 3 (1.57%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.57%) iPhone
9 3 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.05%) Fintech
10 2 (1.05%) iPad
10 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 145 (75.92%) Windows
2 85 (44.50%) Windows Server
3 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (20.94%) Windows 7
6 36 (18.85%) Linux
7 25 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (9.42%) Windows 8
9 16 (8.38%) Windows 10
10 12 (6.28%) Unix
11 11 (5.76%) Apple iOS
12 10 (5.24%) Mac OS X
12 10 (5.24%) VMS
12 10 (5.24%) Windows XP
13 8 (4.19%) Android
13 8 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (4.19%) Windows Phone
14 6 (3.14%) Mac OS
15 5 (2.62%) Solaris
16 4 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.08%) ITIL
2 48 (25.13%) Migration
3 24 (12.57%) Change Management
4 20 (10.47%) Project Management
5 16 (8.38%) Business Continuity
6 15 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.28%) ITIL V3
7 12 (6.28%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.28%) Server Virtualisation
8 11 (5.76%) Data Migration
8 11 (5.76%) Software Deployment
9 9 (4.71%) Capacity Management
9 9 (4.71%) Patch Management
9 9 (4.71%) Service Management
10 8 (4.19%) Information Security
10 8 (4.19%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (4.19%) Workflow
11 7 (3.66%) Business Continuity Management
11 7 (3.66%) Document Management
11 7 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.80%) PowerShell
2 35 (18.32%) SQL
3 16 (8.38%) Java
4 13 (6.81%) VBScript
5 11 (5.76%) C#
6 8 (4.19%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.19%) C++
7 7 (3.66%) Python
7 7 (3.66%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.62%) VBA
9 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.05%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (30.37%) MCSA
3 45 (23.56%) Degree
4 39 (20.42%) MCP
5 35 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (16.75%) CCNA
7 28 (14.66%) MCITP
7 28 (14.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (12.04%) MCTS
9 18 (9.42%) MCDST
10 13 (6.81%) CISSP
11 8 (4.19%) CCNP
12 7 (3.66%) A+ Certification
12 7 (3.66%) ACDT
12 7 (3.66%) ACHDS
12 7 (3.66%) ACTC
12 7 (3.66%) CCA
12 7 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.66%) MCSM
12 7 (3.66%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO27002
System Software
1 116 (60.73%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.28%) XenApp
4 22 (11.52%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.85%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (6.81%) vSphere
7 11 (5.76%) UAG
8 10 (5.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (4.71%) VMware ESX
9 9 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (4.19%) BitLocker
10 8 (4.19%) XenDesktop
11 6 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.09%) Xen
13 3 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.57%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.57%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.05%) MetaFrame
14 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.05%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 43 (22.51%) SCCM
2 36 (18.85%) SCOM
3 14 (7.33%) WSUS
4 9 (4.71%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.71%) WMI
5 8 (4.19%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (4.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.09%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.09%) Casper Suite
7 4 (2.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.57%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.05%) Nagios
9 2 (1.05%) OpenView
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.05%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 125 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 81 (42.41%) VMware
3 69 (36.13%) Citrix
4 36 (18.85%) Cisco
5 28 (14.66%) Dell
6 26 (13.61%) Oracle
7 19 (9.95%) HP
8 18 (9.42%) Symantec
9 16 (8.38%) NetApp
10 13 (6.81%) Apple
11 11 (5.76%) IBM
12 9 (4.71%) iManage
12 9 (4.71%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.19%) Lotus
14 6 (3.14%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (3.14%) EMC
14 6 (3.14%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.62%) Qualys
16 4 (2.09%) Adobe
16 4 (2.09%) Altiris
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