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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 347 265 291
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +26
Contract jobs citing MCSE 92 157 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 4.29% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 121 78
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £28.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
3901 3656 3851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.95% 16.05% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2755 2358 2598
Average daily rate £450 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £556 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 90 122
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 21 £295 -15.71% 12
Croydon -17 2 £433 +23.71%
Canary Wharf - 2 £240 -
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (70.91%) Windows
3 109 (66.06%) Microsoft
4 92 (55.76%) Active Directory
5 67 (40.61%) ITIL
6 57 (34.55%) VMware
6 57 (34.55%) Windows Server
7 54 (32.73%) MS Exchange
8 48 (29.09%) MCSA
9 47 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (27.88%) Citrix
11 45 (27.27%) Cisco
12 44 (26.67%) MS Office
13 41 (24.85%) MS Excel
13 41 (24.85%) Windows 7
14 40 (24.24%) Degree
15 38 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (23.03%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (23.03%) Migration
16 35 (21.21%) XenApp
17 34 (20.61%) PowerShell
17 34 (20.61%) SCCM
17 34 (20.61%) Finance
17 34 (20.61%) CCNA
17 34 (20.61%) SharePoint
17 34 (20.61%) MCP
18 31 (18.79%) SQL
18 31 (18.79%) SCOM
19 30 (18.18%) SQL Server
20 29 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 54 (32.73%) MS Exchange
2 34 (20.61%) SharePoint
3 19 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (11.52%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.64%) IIS
6 5 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.42%) Apache
7 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.82%) Zimbra
9 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.61%) Confluence
10 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (26.67%) MS Office
2 41 (24.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.42%) MS Project
4 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Eikon
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.58%) Office 365
2 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.64%) OneDrive
5 5 (3.03%) Yammer
6 4 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.42%) IaaS
7 2 (1.21%) PaaS
7 2 (1.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.61%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.97%) Firewall
2 22 (13.33%) DNS
3 20 (12.12%) SAN
3 20 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 15 (9.09%) LAN
4 15 (9.09%) VPN
5 13 (7.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (7.88%) WAN
6 12 (7.27%) Network Security
7 11 (6.67%) Skype
8 9 (5.45%) VLAN
9 8 (4.85%) NetScaler
10 7 (4.24%) LDAP
10 7 (4.24%) SSH
11 6 (3.64%) Internet
11 6 (3.64%) VoIP
11 6 (3.64%) Wireless
12 5 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.03%) DHCP
13 4 (2.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.42%) MS Access
4 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.82%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.21%) MySQL
6 2 (1.21%) Power BI
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) Datazen
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) JIRA
2 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.61%) Moq
3 1 (0.61%) NSubstitute
3 1 (0.61%) NUnit
3 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (20.61%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.82%) Advertising
4 3 (1.82%) Law
4 3 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.21%) Back Office
5 2 (1.21%) Front Office
5 2 (1.21%) Marketing
5 2 (1.21%) Retail
5 2 (1.21%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (18.18%) Analyst
2 22 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.52%) Desktop Support
4 18 (10.91%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (7.88%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Consultant
6 11 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 10 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Office 365 Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Technical Support
10 7 (4.24%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.64%) .NET
1 6 (3.64%) SAML
2 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.42%) Web Services
3 3 (1.82%) HTML
4 2 (1.21%) CSS
4 2 (1.21%) jQuery
4 2 (1.21%) Middleware
4 2 (1.21%) WAP
4 2 (1.21%) WCF
4 2 (1.21%) WF
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.61%) Autofac
5 1 (0.61%) CSS3
5 1 (0.61%) D3.js
5 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.61%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (0.61%) HTML5
5 1 (0.61%) Ninject
5 1 (0.61%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 23 (13.94%) Data Centre
3 21 (12.73%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.67%) Replication
5 10 (6.06%) EMC VNX
6 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.64%) Clustering
8 4 (2.42%) PKI
8 4 (2.42%) Statistics
9 2 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.21%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.61%) iPad
10 1 (0.61%) iPhone
10 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 117 (70.91%) Windows
2 57 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 47 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (24.85%) Windows 7
5 38 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (16.36%) Linux
8 15 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 13 (7.88%) Windows 8
10 11 (6.67%) Mac OS X
11 10 (6.06%) Windows XP
12 9 (5.45%) Windows 10
13 8 (4.85%) Unix
14 6 (3.64%) CentOS
14 6 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (3.03%) VMS
16 4 (2.42%) Windows Phone
17 3 (1.82%) AIX
17 3 (1.82%) Mac OS
17 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.61%) ITIL
2 38 (23.03%) Migration
3 16 (9.70%) Change Management
4 14 (8.48%) Data Migration
5 12 (7.27%) Project Management
5 12 (7.27%) Time Management
6 11 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 10 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.45%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (5.45%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.24%) Business Continuity Management
9 7 (4.24%) Information Security
9 7 (4.24%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.24%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.64%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.64%) Service Management
11 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.61%) PowerShell
2 31 (18.79%) SQL
3 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.24%) C#
5 5 (3.03%) VBA
5 5 (3.03%) VBScript
6 4 (2.42%) Java
7 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.21%) Python
7 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.61%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (29.09%) MCSA
3 40 (24.24%) Degree
4 38 (23.03%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (20.61%) CCNA
5 34 (20.61%) MCP
6 28 (16.97%) MCITP
6 28 (16.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (10.91%) MCDST
8 13 (7.88%) MCTS
9 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
10 9 (5.45%) CCNP
10 9 (5.45%) CISSP
10 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.42%) CCA
11 4 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.82%) CCEE
12 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.21%) CCAA
13 2 (1.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (55.76%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.21%) XenApp
3 29 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (12.12%) vSphere
5 19 (11.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 5 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.03%) UAG
7 5 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.82%) NFS
9 3 (1.82%) Samba
10 2 (1.21%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.21%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.21%) XenServer
11 1 (0.61%) Docker
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (20.61%) SCCM
2 31 (18.79%) SCOM
3 10 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.64%) WSUS
5 5 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.42%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.82%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (1.82%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.82%) WMI
8 2 (1.21%) Nagios
8 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.21%) Puppet
8 2 (1.21%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.61%) Cacti
9 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 109 (66.06%) Microsoft
2 57 (34.55%) VMware
3 46 (27.88%) Citrix
4 45 (27.27%) Cisco
5 18 (10.91%) Dell
6 15 (9.09%) EMC
6 15 (9.09%) Oracle
7 11 (6.67%) HP
8 10 (6.06%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.06%) Symantec
9 9 (5.45%) CommVault
10 8 (4.85%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.64%) NetApp
12 5 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (3.03%) IBM
13 4 (2.42%) Adobe
13 4 (2.42%) Altiris
13 4 (2.42%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.42%) Juniper
14 3 (1.82%) Apple
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