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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 296 240 259
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 108 187 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 5.03% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 106 57
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 21
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £27.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £24.70 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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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 -7 20 £335 -10.66% 16
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 263 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (69.58%) Windows
3 159 (60.46%) Microsoft
4 138 (52.47%) Active Directory
5 117 (44.49%) VMware
6 85 (32.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (31.56%) MS Exchange
8 81 (30.80%) ITIL
9 75 (28.52%) Citrix
10 73 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 67 (25.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 64 (24.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 62 (23.57%) MCITP
14 56 (21.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 56 (21.29%) Finance
15 54 (20.53%) MS Excel
16 51 (19.39%) MCSA
17 48 (18.25%) HP
17 48 (18.25%) DNS
17 48 (18.25%) TCP/IP
18 47 (17.87%) Firewall
19 46 (17.49%) Cisco
20 45 (17.11%) MCP
21 44 (16.73%) Cisco Certification
21 44 (16.73%) Windows 7
22 42 (15.97%) XenApp
23 41 (15.59%) SAN
24 37 (14.07%) CCNA
24 37 (14.07%) Hyper-V
24 37 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 83 (31.56%) MS Exchange
2 67 (25.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 33 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (9.13%) Lync
7 22 (8.37%) SharePoint
8 14 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.66%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.90%) IIS
11 4 (1.52%) Apache
11 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.14%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.76%) SAS
13 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.38%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 54 (20.53%) MS Excel
2 36 (13.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) SPSS
3 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.94%) assyst
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.18%) Office 365
2 5 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.25%) TCP/IP
1 48 (18.25%) DNS
2 47 (17.87%) Firewall
3 41 (15.59%) SAN
4 35 (13.31%) DHCP
5 33 (12.55%) Internet
6 29 (11.03%) LAN
7 27 (10.27%) WAN
8 17 (6.46%) NetScaler
9 15 (5.70%) VPN
9 15 (5.70%) Network Security
10 14 (5.32%) Intranet
11 11 (4.18%) VoIP
12 9 (3.42%) iSCSI
12 9 (3.42%) Wireless
12 9 (3.42%) VLAN
13 7 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.28%) NAS
14 6 (2.28%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.04%) MySQL
7 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.14%) DTS
8 3 (1.14%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.76%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.38%) QlikView
10 1 (0.38%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.38%) OLTP
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Subversion
2 5 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.52%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 56 (21.29%) Finance
2 19 (7.22%) Law
3 18 (6.84%) Banking
4 12 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.80%) Marketing
6 6 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.90%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.52%) International Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Advertising
8 4 (1.52%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Back Office
9 3 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.14%) French Language
10 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Front Office
11 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (15.97%) Analyst
1 42 (15.97%) Support Engineer
2 33 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (9.51%) Consultant
4 24 (9.13%) Desktop Support
5 18 (6.84%) Architect
6 15 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.32%) Server Engineer
8 13 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (4.56%) Information Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) Security Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) Security Specialist
9 12 (4.56%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) Product Analyst
9 12 (4.56%) Information Security Specialist
9 12 (4.56%) Product Specialist
9 12 (4.56%) Information Specialist
10 11 (4.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.42%) .NET
2 6 (2.28%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.90%) SOAP
4 4 (1.52%) Web Services
4 4 (1.52%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.52%) HTML
5 3 (1.14%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.14%) LAMP
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) CSS
6 2 (0.76%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.76%) Ajax
6 2 (0.76%) WCF
6 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.38%) HTML5
7 1 (0.38%) JSP
7 1 (0.38%) XML
7 1 (0.38%) EDI
7 1 (0.38%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.65%) Blackberry
2 19 (7.22%) Clustering
3 14 (5.32%) Replication
4 10 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.04%) CMDB
6 7 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.28%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.28%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.28%) PKI
8 5 (1.90%) EPoS
8 5 (1.90%) iPad
9 4 (1.52%) iPhone
9 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.76%) Online Games
11 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.76%) NHS
11 2 (0.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 183 (69.58%) Windows
2 85 (32.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (24.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (21.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (16.73%) Windows 7
6 34 (12.93%) Windows XP
7 25 (9.51%) Linux
8 17 (6.46%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.42%) UNIX
11 6 (2.28%) Android
11 6 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.76%) CentOS
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (30.80%) ITIL
2 25 (9.51%) Migration
3 19 (7.22%) Change Control
4 17 (6.46%) Information Security
5 14 (5.32%) Ethical Hacking
5 14 (5.32%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (5.32%) Cyber Security
5 14 (5.32%) Information Assurance
6 12 (4.56%) ISMS
6 12 (4.56%) Project Management
7 10 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.04%) Asset Management
8 8 (3.04%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.66%) Network Design
9 7 (2.66%) Change Management
10 6 (2.28%) Service Management
10 6 (2.28%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.28%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.55%) PowerShell
2 29 (11.03%) SQL
3 10 (3.80%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.28%) VBScript
4 6 (2.28%) C
5 3 (1.14%) C#
5 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.76%) Perl
6 2 (0.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.76%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.76%) VBA
6 2 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 263 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (23.57%) MCITP
3 51 (19.39%) MCSA
4 45 (17.11%) MCP
5 44 (16.73%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (14.07%) CCNA
6 37 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (10.65%) Degree
8 23 (8.75%) MCTS
9 20 (7.60%) CCNP
10 18 (6.84%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (6.08%) CCA
12 15 (5.70%) A+ Certification
13 14 (5.32%) GIAC
13 14 (5.32%) CEH
13 14 (5.32%) CISSP
14 11 (4.18%) MCDST
15 10 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
16 8 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.46%) SLA
2 15 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 138 (52.47%) Active Directory
2 73 (27.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (15.97%) XenApp
4 37 (14.07%) Hyper-V
5 22 (8.37%) vSphere
6 18 (6.84%) VMware ESX
7 12 (4.56%) XenServer
8 11 (4.18%) Xen
9 9 (3.42%) NFS
10 7 (2.66%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.52%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.52%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.76%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 33 (12.55%) SCCM
2 19 (7.22%) SCOM
3 15 (5.70%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.28%) Puppet
6 5 (1.90%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.90%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (1.90%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.52%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.14%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.14%) DameWare
8 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.76%) WSUS
9 2 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 159 (60.46%) Microsoft
2 117 (44.49%) VMware
3 75 (28.52%) Citrix
4 48 (18.25%) HP
5 46 (17.49%) Cisco
6 32 (12.17%) NetApp
7 28 (10.65%) Symantec
8 18 (6.84%) Veeam
9 14 (5.32%) EMC
10 12 (4.56%) Dell
11 10 (3.80%) Sophos
11 10 (3.80%) IBM
12 9 (3.42%) Wyse
12 9 (3.42%) Red Hat
12 9 (3.42%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.42%) McAfee
13 8 (3.04%) Reuters
14 7 (2.66%) AppSense
15 6 (2.28%) Juniper
16 5 (1.90%) Oracle
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