The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 272 257 255
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 144 135 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.59% 4.09% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 71 92
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £18.55 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 41 £275 -25.17% 20
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £308 -
Docklands, London -2 2 £520 +48.57%
Barnet - 2 £160 -
Croydon - 2 £414 -
Enfield - 1 £300 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (83.06%) Windows
3 193 (64.12%) Microsoft
4 166 (55.15%) Active Directory
5 141 (46.84%) VMware
6 125 (41.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 123 (40.86%) MS Exchange
8 118 (39.20%) ITIL
9 94 (31.23%) MCP
10 92 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 90 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 89 (29.57%) Citrix
13 85 (28.24%) MCITP
14 83 (27.57%) DNS
15 67 (22.26%) Cisco
16 66 (21.93%) MCSA
17 64 (21.26%) DHCP
17 64 (21.26%) Blackberry
18 63 (20.93%) MS Excel
19 61 (20.27%) MS Office
20 59 (19.60%) Windows 7
21 58 (19.27%) vSphere
21 58 (19.27%) SQL
21 58 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
22 56 (18.60%) PowerShell
23 51 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2007
24 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2003
24 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2010
25 49 (16.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 49 (16.28%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 123 (40.86%) MS Exchange
2 51 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (16.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (8.31%) Lync
5 25 (8.31%) SharePoint
6 17 (5.65%) IIS
7 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.99%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.00%) WorkSite
11 3 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.66%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 61 (20.27%) MS Office
3 10 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 83 (27.57%) DNS
2 64 (21.26%) DHCP
3 49 (16.28%) WAN
4 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
5 40 (13.29%) SAN
6 37 (12.29%) LAN
7 33 (10.96%) Firewall
8 28 (9.30%) SMTP
9 22 (7.31%) Internet
10 18 (5.98%) VPN
11 13 (4.32%) Wireless
12 12 (3.99%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.65%) VLAN
14 10 (3.32%) VoIP
14 10 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (3.32%) Network Security
15 9 (2.99%) Unified Communications
16 8 (2.66%) IP Telephony
17 6 (1.99%) H.323
17 6 (1.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) IDOL
6 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.66%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.66%) MSI
2 3 (1.00%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (14.95%) Finance
2 34 (11.30%) Law
2 34 (11.30%) Legal
3 15 (4.98%) Advertising
4 12 (3.99%) Banking
5 11 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.99%) French Language
7 5 (1.66%) Marketing
7 5 (1.66%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.66%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (1.33%) Back Office
8 4 (1.33%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (16.94%) Analyst
2 35 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.30%) Consultant
4 27 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (8.31%) Architect
7 24 (7.97%) Support Analyst
7 24 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (6.64%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (6.31%) Messaging Consultant
10 17 (5.65%) Administrator
11 15 (4.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 12 (3.99%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.65%) Server Engineer
14 10 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.32%) IT Support
15 9 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.32%) Application Packaging
2 7 (2.33%) .NET
3 6 (1.99%) Middleware
4 4 (1.33%) XMPP
5 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.66%) LAMP
6 2 (0.66%) HTML
7 1 (0.33%) WCF
7 1 (0.33%) WPF
7 1 (0.33%) HTML5
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.33%) WAP
7 1 (0.33%) WSDL
7 1 (0.33%) CSS
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.26%) Blackberry
2 33 (10.96%) Clustering
3 29 (9.63%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.99%) EqualLogic
4 9 (2.99%) Replication
5 8 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.99%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.99%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.00%) PKI
8 3 (1.00%) Statistics
8 3 (1.00%) GIS
9 2 (0.66%) Firmware
9 2 (0.66%) Open Source
9 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.66%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.33%) CCTV
10 1 (0.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 250 (83.06%) Windows
2 125 (41.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (19.60%) Windows 7
5 39 (12.96%) Windows XP
6 28 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.98%) Linux
8 14 (4.65%) Windows Vista
9 12 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (3.32%) Windows 2000
12 9 (2.99%) UNIX
13 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.66%) AIX
14 2 (0.66%) Solaris
14 2 (0.66%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (39.20%) ITIL
2 28 (9.30%) Migration
3 24 (7.97%) Load Balancing
4 23 (7.64%) Server Monitoring
4 23 (7.64%) Service Management
5 22 (7.31%) Service Delivery
6 21 (6.98%) Change Control
6 21 (6.98%) Project Management
7 17 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (4.65%) Business Continuity
8 14 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (4.32%) Workflow
10 12 (3.99%) Document Management
11 10 (3.32%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Management
13 7 (2.33%) Problem Management
13 7 (2.33%) PRINCE
14 6 (1.99%) Software Deployment
15 5 (1.66%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.27%) SQL
2 56 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 26 (8.64%) VB
4 5 (1.66%) VBScript
4 5 (1.66%) C
5 4 (1.33%) Perl
6 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.00%) C#
7 2 (0.66%) VBA
8 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 301 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (31.23%) MCP
3 85 (28.24%) MCITP
4 66 (21.93%) MCSA
5 58 (19.27%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (15.61%) CCNA
7 30 (9.97%) CCNP
8 28 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (7.97%) MCTS
11 23 (7.64%) Degree
12 22 (7.31%) CCA
12 22 (7.31%) MCDST
13 14 (4.65%) CCEA
14 13 (4.32%) Security Cleared
15 12 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (3.65%) CISSP
17 9 (2.99%) SC Cleared
18 7 (2.33%) CCIE
19 6 (1.99%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) HL7
4 3 (1.00%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 166 (55.15%) Active Directory
2 90 (29.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (19.27%) vSphere
4 41 (13.62%) VMware ESX
5 35 (11.63%) XenApp
6 29 (9.63%) Hyper-V
7 24 (7.97%) XenDesktop
8 17 (5.65%) ISA Server
9 9 (2.99%) UAG
10 8 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.66%) vCloud
12 5 (1.66%) IAG
13 4 (1.33%) NFS
14 3 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.00%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.66%) VMware GSX
15 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.66%) XenServer
15 2 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 37 (12.29%) SCCM
2 30 (9.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 28 (9.30%) MAILsweeper
4 19 (6.31%) SCOM
5 15 (4.98%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.33%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.99%) WSUS
8 4 (1.33%) AppDNA
9 3 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.00%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.66%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.66%) OpenView
10 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.66%) Legato
10 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.66%) YUM
10 2 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.33%) WMI
11 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 193 (64.12%) Microsoft
2 141 (46.84%) VMware
3 89 (29.57%) Citrix
4 67 (22.26%) Cisco
5 35 (11.63%) Symantec
6 28 (9.30%) HP
7 27 (8.97%) Open Text
8 26 (8.64%) Clearswift
8 26 (8.64%) RightFax
9 21 (6.98%) Dell
9 21 (6.98%) Websense
10 16 (5.32%) NetApp
11 12 (3.99%) Juniper
11 12 (3.99%) EMC
12 11 (3.65%) McAfee
12 11 (3.65%) AppSense
13 9 (2.99%) LANDesk
13 9 (2.99%) SonicWALL
13 9 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.99%) Avaya
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wimbledon
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Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago