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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 256 258 252
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 150 140 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 3.80% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 78 71
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£338 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 27
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £16.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £22.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
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
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +12 40 £350 +7.69% 12
Croydon -3 8 £350 -10.25% 1
Wembley - 1 £300 - 1
Bromley - 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 273 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 200 (73.26%) Windows
3 179 (65.57%) Microsoft
4 152 (55.68%) Active Directory
5 150 (54.95%) VMware
6 87 (31.87%) ITIL
7 86 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 83 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (29.30%) Cisco
10 79 (28.94%) MS Exchange
11 78 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 76 (27.84%) Citrix
13 68 (24.91%) MCITP
14 67 (24.54%) MCSA
15 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
16 61 (22.34%) MCP
17 60 (21.98%) MS Excel
18 56 (20.51%) Windows 7
19 54 (19.78%) SAN
20 53 (19.41%) CCNA
21 49 (17.95%) MS Office
21 49 (17.95%) Finance
22 48 (17.58%) Linux
23 46 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
24 44 (16.12%) DNS
24 44 (16.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 41 (15.02%) LAN
26 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
26 37 (13.55%) Firewall
26 37 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 79 (28.94%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 23 (8.42%) Lync
5 23 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.76%) IIS
7 11 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.47%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.10%) Apache
11 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.37%) SAS
12 1 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 60 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 49 (17.95%) MS Office
3 7 (2.56%) MS Project
4 5 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.33%) Office 365
2 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.83%) SaaS
4 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.10%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.78%) SAN
2 44 (16.12%) DNS
3 41 (15.02%) LAN
4 37 (13.55%) Firewall
5 33 (12.09%) WAN
6 31 (11.36%) TCP/IP
7 30 (10.99%) DHCP
8 22 (8.06%) Internet
9 19 (6.96%) NAS
10 18 (6.59%) VPN
11 13 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (4.76%) NetScaler
12 9 (3.30%) Ethernet
12 9 (3.30%) VoIP
13 7 (2.56%) Wireless
13 7 (2.56%) VLAN
14 6 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.47%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.47%) FTP
15 4 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.83%) MySQL
5 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.47%) Spotfire
7 3 (1.10%) QlikView
8 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
General
1 49 (17.95%) Finance
2 14 (5.13%) Banking
3 13 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.30%) Law
4 9 (3.30%) Legal
5 7 (2.56%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.47%) Advertising
7 3 (1.10%) Electronics
7 3 (1.10%) Back Office
7 3 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (16.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (12.45%) Analyst
3 33 (12.09%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.89%) Server Engineer
5 21 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (6.96%) Consultant
7 18 (6.59%) Administrator
8 15 (5.49%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.49%) IT Support
9 14 (5.13%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.40%) Desktop Support
11 11 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.66%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
13 9 (3.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.30%) Windows Administrator
13 9 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.30%) .NET
1 9 (3.30%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.83%) Web Services
2 5 (1.83%) XML
3 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.47%) LAMP
4 3 (1.10%) JSP
4 3 (1.10%) HTML
4 3 (1.10%) MDX
5 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.73%) SOAP
5 2 (0.73%) ODBC
5 2 (0.73%) OLE
6 1 (0.37%) Middleware
6 1 (0.37%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) EDI
6 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.23%) Blackberry
3 16 (5.86%) Clustering
4 12 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.93%) PKI
6 8 (2.93%) Replication
7 7 (2.56%) NHS
8 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.83%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.47%) CESG
10 3 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.10%) iPhone
10 3 (1.10%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.10%) BYOD
11 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) IVR
12 1 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 200 (73.26%) Windows
2 83 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (20.51%) Windows 7
5 48 (17.58%) Linux
6 46 (16.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (7.33%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.86%) Windows XP
9 13 (4.76%) UNIX
10 9 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.93%) Debian
12 6 (2.20%) Android
12 6 (2.20%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.47%) Solaris
14 3 (1.10%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (31.87%) ITIL
2 31 (11.36%) Migration
3 30 (10.99%) Project Management
4 13 (4.76%) Service Management
4 13 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 11 (4.03%) Change Management
6 11 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (3.66%) Asset Management
7 10 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.66%) Configuration Management
8 9 (3.30%) ITIL V3
9 8 (2.93%) Problem Management
9 8 (2.93%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.56%) Workflow
10 7 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.56%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.20%) Analytics
11 6 (2.20%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.20%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.36%) SQL
2 23 (8.42%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.83%) R
4 4 (1.47%) VBScript
4 4 (1.47%) Perl
5 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.10%) Java
5 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.73%) C
7 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.37%) C#
7 1 (0.37%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 273 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (24.91%) MCITP
3 67 (24.54%) MCSA
4 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (22.34%) MCP
6 53 (19.41%) CCNA
7 44 (16.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (13.19%) MCTS
9 27 (9.89%) Degree
10 26 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (6.96%) Security Cleared
11 19 (6.96%) CCA
12 16 (5.86%) CCNP
13 14 (5.13%) SC Cleared
14 12 (4.40%) A+ Certification
15 11 (4.03%) CISSP
16 10 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (3.30%) CCEA
18 8 (2.93%) MCDST
19 7 (2.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) SLA
2 9 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) BS7799
6 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 152 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 86 (31.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.19%) XenApp
4 25 (9.16%) vSphere
5 23 (8.42%) Hyper-V
6 15 (5.49%) VMware ESX
7 12 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 11 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (3.66%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (3.30%) VMware Server
10 9 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.10%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.10%) NFS
12 2 (0.73%) vCloud
12 2 (0.73%) Xen
12 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (11.36%) SCCM
2 7 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (2.56%) SCOM
2 7 (2.56%) Puppet
3 5 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.83%) HP SIM
3 5 (1.83%) Casper Suite
4 4 (1.47%) XenMobile
4 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.73%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) OpenView
7 1 (0.37%) Legato
7 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 179 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 150 (54.95%) VMware
3 80 (29.30%) Cisco
4 76 (27.84%) Citrix
5 36 (13.19%) NetApp
6 29 (10.62%) HP
7 24 (8.79%) Apple
8 16 (5.86%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.76%) AppSense
9 13 (4.76%) Symantec
9 13 (4.76%) IBM
10 11 (4.03%) EMC
11 9 (3.30%) Juniper
12 6 (2.20%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.20%) McAfee
13 5 (1.83%) Remedy
13 5 (1.83%) Wyse
13 5 (1.83%) Dell
13 5 (1.83%) Google
14 4 (1.47%) Tableau
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 25 days ago