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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 321 308 261
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -47
Contract jobs citing MCSE 87 107 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 2.96% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 83
Average daily rate £320 £275 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £140 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.89 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.32% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.30 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £28.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 22 £260 -23.52% 5
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Westminster - 2 - -
Ilford +4 1 £375 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £105 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (78.09%) Windows
3 118 (66.29%) Microsoft
4 99 (55.62%) Active Directory
5 75 (42.13%) ITIL
6 71 (39.89%) Windows Server
7 58 (32.58%) VMware
8 54 (30.34%) MS Exchange
9 52 (29.21%) Citrix
10 50 (28.09%) Cisco
10 50 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (26.97%) MS Office
12 46 (25.84%) Finance
13 44 (24.72%) Windows 7
14 43 (24.16%) MCSA
14 43 (24.16%) CCNA
15 42 (23.60%) Degree
16 39 (21.91%) MCP
17 38 (21.35%) MS Excel
17 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
18 34 (19.10%) SCCM
18 34 (19.10%) SharePoint
18 34 (19.10%) SQL
19 33 (18.54%) XenApp
20 32 (17.98%) MCITP
21 31 (17.42%) TCP/IP
21 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
22 28 (15.73%) Migration
22 28 (15.73%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 54 (30.34%) MS Exchange
2 34 (19.10%) SharePoint
3 18 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.55%) Skype for Business
5 15 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.74%) IIS
7 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.25%) Apache
10 3 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.69%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.12%) LiveLink
11 2 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.56%) CMS
12 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (26.97%) MS Office
2 38 (21.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.04%) Office 365
2 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.25%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.25%) Yammer
5 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) IaaS
6 2 (1.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.42%) TCP/IP
2 26 (14.61%) LAN
3 24 (13.48%) DNS
3 24 (13.48%) Firewall
4 23 (12.92%) VPN
5 22 (12.36%) SAN
5 22 (12.36%) WAN
6 14 (7.87%) DHCP
6 14 (7.87%) VLAN
7 13 (7.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (7.30%) Internet
8 9 (5.06%) Skype
8 9 (5.06%) Wireless
9 8 (4.49%) VoIP
10 7 (3.93%) LDAP
10 7 (3.93%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.93%) SSH
11 6 (3.37%) Network Security
11 6 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.81%) MySQL
3 5 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.12%) GIS
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) Power BI
6 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.56%) Moq
3 1 (0.56%) NSubstitute
3 1 (0.56%) NUnit
3 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.56%) Selenium
3 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (25.84%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.81%) Korean Language
5 3 (1.69%) Advertising
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) French Language
6 2 (1.12%) Front Office
6 2 (1.12%) German Language
6 2 (1.12%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (23.60%) Analyst
2 29 (16.29%) Support Analyst
3 28 (15.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (12.92%) Desktop Support
5 19 (10.67%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Consultant
6 15 (8.43%) Desktop Analyst
7 13 (7.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 13 (7.30%) IT Support
8 12 (6.74%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.62%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.62%) IT Support Analyst
10 9 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.49%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.49%) Citrix Support
11 8 (4.49%) Technical Support
12 7 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.37%) SAML
2 5 (2.81%) .NET
3 4 (2.25%) Web Services
4 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.12%) HTML
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) WCF
5 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.56%) D3.js
5 1 (0.56%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Express
5 1 (0.56%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.56%) OAuth
5 1 (0.56%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.92%) Blackberry
3 18 (10.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.87%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (6.18%) Replication
6 10 (5.62%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.25%) Clustering
7 4 (2.25%) iPad
8 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.69%) iPhone
8 3 (1.69%) NHS
8 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.12%) Statistics
10 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (78.09%) Windows
2 71 (39.89%) Windows Server
3 50 (28.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (24.72%) Windows 7
5 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (15.73%) Linux
8 13 (7.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (6.18%) Windows 8
10 9 (5.06%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.93%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.81%) Unix
13 4 (2.25%) Android
13 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.25%) CentOS
14 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.12%) AIX
15 2 (1.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.13%) ITIL
2 28 (15.73%) Migration
3 19 (10.67%) Change Management
4 12 (6.74%) Time Management
5 10 (5.62%) Information Security
5 10 (5.62%) Service Management
6 9 (5.06%) Data Migration
6 9 (5.06%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (5.06%) ITIL V3
7 8 (4.49%) Network Management
8 7 (3.93%) Business Continuity
8 7 (3.93%) Business Continuity Management
8 7 (3.93%) ITSM
9 6 (3.37%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.37%) High Availability
9 6 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.81%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.10%) SQL
2 26 (14.61%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.37%) Python
5 5 (2.81%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.81%) VBScript
6 4 (2.25%) C#
7 2 (1.12%) Java
7 2 (1.12%) VBA
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 178 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (24.16%) CCNA
3 43 (24.16%) MCSA
4 42 (23.60%) Degree
5 39 (21.91%) MCP
6 32 (17.98%) MCITP
7 25 (14.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (10.67%) MCDST
9 13 (7.30%) CCNP
10 12 (6.74%) CCA
10 12 (6.74%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (6.18%) A+ Certification
11 11 (6.18%) Security Cleared
12 10 (5.62%) MCTS
12 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
13 7 (3.93%) CCEE
13 7 (3.93%) CISSP
14 6 (3.37%) RHCE
14 6 (3.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 99 (55.62%) Active Directory
2 33 (18.54%) XenApp
3 23 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.92%) vSphere
4 16 (8.99%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.74%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 5 (2.81%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.25%) MetaFrame
8 4 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.69%) NFS
9 3 (1.69%) Samba
9 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.69%) XenServer
10 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.56%) Docker
10 1 (0.56%) KVM
10 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.56%) UAG
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (19.10%) SCCM
2 22 (12.36%) SCOM
3 10 (5.62%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.81%) Ansible
4 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (2.81%) Nagios
4 5 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.81%) Puppet
4 5 (2.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.81%) WSUS
5 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.69%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (1.69%) WMI
7 2 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.12%) SCSM
7 2 (1.12%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 118 (66.29%) Microsoft
2 58 (32.58%) VMware
3 52 (29.21%) Citrix
4 50 (28.09%) Cisco
5 17 (9.55%) HP
6 16 (8.99%) Oracle
7 15 (8.43%) Dell
8 13 (7.30%) EMC
9 12 (6.74%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.74%) Symantec
10 9 (5.06%) CommVault
10 9 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.37%) Apple
11 6 (3.37%) Remedy
12 5 (2.81%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.25%) AppSense
13 4 (2.25%) Juniper
13 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.69%) Altiris
14 3 (1.69%) Varonis
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