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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / London
Rank 336 342 320
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing MCSE 73 78 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.06% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 69
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +1.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+6.27% +4.22%

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
3220 3790 3645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.56% 18.05% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2514 2519
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 61
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.43 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -16 8 £325 +54.76% 9
Croydon - 4 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (76.11%) Windows
3 114 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 112 (62.22%) Active Directory
5 72 (40.00%) VMware
6 71 (39.44%) ITIL
7 68 (37.78%) Windows Server
8 63 (35.00%) Citrix
9 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (27.78%) MCP
11 48 (26.67%) Cisco
12 44 (24.44%) MS Excel
13 43 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (23.33%) CCNA
15 41 (22.78%) MCSA
15 41 (22.78%) MS Office
16 40 (22.22%) Firewall
17 39 (21.67%) Finance
17 39 (21.67%) MS Exchange
17 39 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (19.44%) Degree
18 35 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (18.33%) SCCM
19 33 (18.33%) PowerShell
19 33 (18.33%) LAN
20 32 (17.78%) Change Management
20 32 (17.78%) Hyper-V
20 32 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (17.78%) MCITP
21 31 (17.22%) Windows 7

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 39 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.22%) Skype for Business
3 20 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.67%) IIS
6 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (6.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (4.44%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.22%) Apache
10 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.67%) MS Project Server
12 2 (1.11%) CMS
12 2 (1.11%) GroupWise
12 2 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (1.11%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.56%) Confluence
13 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 41 (22.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Eikon
3 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (16.67%) Office 365
3 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.56%) IaaS
5 9 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.00%) PaaS
6 8 (4.44%) SaaS
7 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.22%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.22%) Firewall
2 33 (18.33%) LAN
3 31 (17.22%) Internet
3 31 (17.22%) TCP/IP
4 30 (16.67%) WAN
5 28 (15.56%) SAN
6 24 (13.33%) DNS
7 21 (11.67%) Wireless
8 18 (10.00%) DHCP
8 18 (10.00%) VPN
9 15 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 13 (7.22%) Skype
11 11 (6.11%) NAS
12 9 (5.00%) VLAN
13 8 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (3.89%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (3.33%) SSL
16 5 (2.78%) Kerberos
16 5 (2.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.67%) CruiseControl
2 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 39 (21.67%) Finance
2 17 (9.44%) Banking
3 14 (7.78%) Retail
4 11 (6.11%) Legal
5 8 (4.44%) Back Office
6 5 (2.78%) Advertising
7 4 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.22%) Law
7 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.11%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (14.44%) Analyst
1 26 (14.44%) Architect
2 24 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.22%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (7.22%) Administrator
6 11 (6.11%) Consultant
6 11 (6.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) .NET
1 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET
1 8 (4.44%) Middleware
2 5 (2.78%) HTML
2 5 (2.78%) Web Services
3 4 (2.22%) OAuth
3 4 (2.22%) SAML
3 4 (2.22%) WCF
4 3 (1.67%) WF
5 2 (1.11%) COM
5 2 (1.11%) REST
5 2 (1.11%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.56%) WAP
6 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Blackberry
1 22 (12.22%) Management Information System
2 20 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.67%) Clustering
6 8 (4.44%) Replication
7 7 (3.89%) NHS
7 7 (3.89%) Smartphone
7 7 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.22%) PKI
11 2 (1.11%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.11%) Fintech
11 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 137 (76.11%) Windows
2 68 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 43 (23.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (17.22%) Windows 7
6 21 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.44%) Apple iOS
8 14 (7.78%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.11%) Linux
10 7 (3.89%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.22%) Unix
12 3 (1.67%) Android
12 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.11%) Solaris
13 2 (1.11%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.44%) ITIL
2 32 (17.78%) Change Management
3 25 (13.89%) Migration
4 19 (10.56%) Problem Management
5 18 (10.00%) Time Management
6 17 (9.44%) Identity Management
7 16 (8.89%) Validation
8 12 (6.67%) Workflow
9 11 (6.11%) Coaching
10 9 (5.00%) ITIL V3
10 9 (5.00%) Project Management
11 8 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.44%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.44%) Service Management
11 8 (4.44%) TOGAF
12 7 (3.89%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.89%) DevOps
12 7 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.33%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.33%) SQL
3 12 (6.67%) Java
4 10 (5.56%) C#
5 5 (2.78%) C++
5 5 (2.78%) VBScript
6 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.11%) Python
6 2 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (27.78%) MCP
4 42 (23.33%) CCNA
5 41 (22.78%) MCSA
6 35 (19.44%) Degree
7 32 (17.78%) MCITP
8 26 (14.44%) MCDST
9 21 (11.67%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (8.33%) ACDT
11 15 (8.33%) ACHDS
11 15 (8.33%) ACTC
11 15 (8.33%) MCSM
11 15 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
12 14 (7.78%) CCA
12 14 (7.78%) MCTS
13 13 (7.22%) CCIE
13 13 (7.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.22%) SLA
2 6 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) GCP
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (62.22%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.78%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 11 (6.11%) XenApp
7 6 (3.33%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.33%) vSphere
8 5 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.67%) NFS
10 3 (1.67%) UAG
11 2 (1.11%) Docker
11 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.56%) NDS
12 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (18.33%) SCCM
2 16 (8.89%) SCOM
3 11 (6.11%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.44%) WSUS
5 5 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.78%) Puppet
5 5 (2.78%) vMotion
5 5 (2.78%) WMI
6 4 (2.22%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.22%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.67%) Ansible
7 3 (1.67%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.11%) Nagios
8 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.11%) OpenView
8 2 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 114 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 72 (40.00%) VMware
3 63 (35.00%) Citrix
4 48 (26.67%) Cisco
5 22 (12.22%) Apple
6 18 (10.00%) HP
7 16 (8.89%) Oracle
8 11 (6.11%) NetApp
9 10 (5.56%) EMC
10 9 (5.00%) Forcepoint
11 8 (4.44%) Lotus
12 7 (3.89%) Intel Security
12 7 (3.89%) Symantec
13 6 (3.33%) CheckPoint
13 6 (3.33%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.33%) Sophos
13 6 (3.33%) Veeam
14 5 (2.78%) Dell
14 5 (2.78%) Intel
14 5 (2.78%) Palo Alto
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