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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 272 252 239
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 152 192 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 5.12% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 104 83
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 20
Average hourly rate £18.17 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £11.13 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £23.38 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +35.48%
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
3788 3747 3737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.47% 14.91% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 2396 2228
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -3 32 £400 +16.36% 21
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (71.48%) Windows
3 188 (64.60%) Microsoft
4 161 (55.33%) Active Directory
5 119 (40.89%) VMware
6 113 (38.83%) MS Exchange
7 93 (31.96%) ITIL
8 88 (30.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 82 (28.18%) MCITP
10 79 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 78 (26.80%) DNS
12 74 (25.43%) Citrix
13 70 (24.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 66 (22.68%) MS Excel
15 65 (22.34%) TCP/IP
16 61 (20.96%) Firewall
17 60 (20.62%) DHCP
17 60 (20.62%) SAN
18 58 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 55 (18.90%) Cisco
20 53 (18.21%) MCSA
21 51 (17.53%) SQL Server
21 51 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
21 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
21 51 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 49 (16.84%) MCP
23 48 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2007
24 45 (15.46%) CCNA
24 45 (15.46%) Finance
25 44 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 113 (38.83%) MS Exchange
2 70 (24.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (8.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (8.59%) SharePoint
6 24 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (7.90%) Lync
8 11 (3.78%) IIS
9 10 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.41%) Tomcat
11 6 (2.06%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.72%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.03%) Apache
14 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.34%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (22.68%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.06%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.81%) assyst
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (26.80%) DNS
2 65 (22.34%) TCP/IP
3 61 (20.96%) Firewall
4 60 (20.62%) DHCP
4 60 (20.62%) SAN
5 42 (14.43%) WAN
6 39 (13.40%) LAN
7 29 (9.97%) Internet
8 18 (6.19%) Network Security
9 15 (5.15%) VPN
10 14 (4.81%) Intranet
10 14 (4.81%) iSCSI
11 12 (4.12%) VoIP
12 10 (3.44%) SMTP
12 10 (3.44%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (3.09%) NAS
14 8 (2.75%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.41%) VLAN
16 6 (2.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (3.78%) MySQL
7 8 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.03%) DTS
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.34%) SSDT
11 1 (0.34%) QlikView
11 1 (0.34%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.06%) Subversion
3 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.37%) MSI
4 4 (1.37%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 45 (15.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.84%) Law
3 16 (5.50%) Advertising
3 16 (5.50%) Banking
4 15 (5.15%) French Language
5 14 (4.81%) Marketing
5 14 (4.81%) Spanish Language
5 14 (4.81%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.06%) Back Office
8 5 (1.72%) Retail
8 5 (1.72%) Front Office
9 4 (1.37%) Legal
9 4 (1.37%) International Banking
9 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Games
11 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (17.87%) Analyst
2 42 (14.43%) Support Engineer
3 25 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.59%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (6.87%) Consultant
4 20 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (6.53%) Architect
6 17 (5.84%) Desktop Support
7 15 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (4.47%) Security Specialist
8 13 (4.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 13 (4.47%) Network Engineer
9 12 (4.12%) Information Specialist
9 12 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.12%) Security Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Information Security Specialist
9 12 (4.12%) Product Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Information Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.50%) .NET
2 8 (2.75%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.41%) WCF
4 6 (2.06%) LAMP
4 6 (2.06%) HTML
4 6 (2.06%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.72%) WPF
5 5 (1.72%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.72%) MDX
5 5 (1.72%) Middleware
6 4 (1.37%) WinForms
6 4 (1.37%) Web Services
6 4 (1.37%) HTML5
6 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.03%) CSS
8 2 (0.69%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.69%) Ajax
8 2 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.71%) Blackberry
2 25 (8.59%) Clustering
3 20 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.15%) Replication
6 11 (3.78%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.06%) Derivative
7 6 (2.06%) PKI
8 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.72%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.72%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.37%) CMDB
9 4 (1.37%) iPhone
9 4 (1.37%) iPad
9 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.03%) Online Games
10 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 208 (71.48%) Windows
2 88 (30.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
4 51 (17.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (10.65%) Windows XP
6 30 (10.31%) Linux
7 19 (6.53%) Windows 8
8 13 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.09%) UNIX
10 6 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.03%) CentOS
12 3 (1.03%) Android
12 3 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (31.96%) ITIL
2 24 (8.25%) Project Management
3 21 (7.22%) Migration
4 19 (6.53%) Change Control
5 17 (5.84%) Information Security
6 14 (4.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (4.47%) Information Assurance
7 13 (4.47%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (4.47%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.47%) Configuration Management
7 13 (4.47%) Cyber Security
8 12 (4.12%) Incident Management
8 12 (4.12%) ISMS
9 10 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.44%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.09%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.09%) Service Management
11 8 (2.75%) Workflow
11 8 (2.75%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.40%) SQL
2 32 (11.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.12%) T-SQL
4 9 (3.09%) C#
5 8 (2.75%) VBScript
6 7 (2.41%) Perl
6 7 (2.41%) C
7 4 (1.37%) C++
7 4 (1.37%) VB
8 3 (1.03%) Python
8 3 (1.03%) VBA
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
9 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.34%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (28.18%) MCITP
3 53 (18.21%) MCSA
4 51 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (16.84%) MCP
6 45 (15.46%) CCNA
7 36 (12.37%) Degree
8 35 (12.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (7.90%) CCNP
10 22 (7.56%) MCTS
11 17 (5.84%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (5.15%) CCA
12 15 (5.15%) CISSP
13 14 (4.81%) CEH
14 13 (4.47%) GIAC
15 12 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (2.75%) A+ Certification
16 8 (2.75%) NCDA
17 7 (2.41%) Security Cleared
17 7 (2.41%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.47%) SLA
3 5 (1.72%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (55.33%) Active Directory
2 79 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.34%) XenApp
4 29 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.97%) vSphere
5 27 (9.28%) VMware ESX
6 13 (4.47%) XenServer
6 13 (4.47%) NFS
7 7 (2.41%) VMware Server
7 7 (2.41%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.06%) Xen
8 6 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.69%) UAG
11 2 (0.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 39 (13.40%) SCCM
2 19 (6.53%) Backup Exec
3 16 (5.50%) SCOM
4 12 (4.12%) MAILsweeper
5 10 (3.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (2.75%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (1.72%) Puppet
7 5 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.37%) WSUS
9 3 (1.03%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.03%) Opsview
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.03%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.03%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.03%) Nagios
9 3 (1.03%) DameWare
10 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 188 (64.60%) Microsoft
2 119 (40.89%) VMware
3 74 (25.43%) Citrix
4 55 (18.90%) Cisco
5 42 (14.43%) HP
6 27 (9.28%) Symantec
7 21 (7.22%) NetApp
8 17 (5.84%) SolarWinds
9 16 (5.50%) Dell
9 16 (5.50%) IBM
10 14 (4.81%) Avaya
11 9 (3.09%) Oracle
12 8 (2.75%) McAfee
12 8 (2.75%) Veeam
13 6 (2.06%) Wyse
13 6 (2.06%) Sophos
13 6 (2.06%) Lotus
13 6 (2.06%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.06%) Apple
13 6 (2.06%) LANDesk
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