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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 335 297 291
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 100 143 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 3.89% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 87 97
Median daily rate £400 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £126 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £455 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £324
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.91 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.07% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.98 £19.90 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £21.28 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +12.18%
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
4027 3672 3864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.80% 15.72% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2450 2558
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 79
Median hourly rate £17.93 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 21 £401 +7.58% 11
Canary Wharf - 6 £160 -
Croydon - 4 £425 - 1
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (78.39%) Windows
3 136 (68.34%) Active Directory
4 116 (58.29%) Microsoft
5 87 (43.72%) VMware
5 87 (43.72%) Windows Server
6 79 (39.70%) ITIL
7 75 (37.69%) Citrix
8 58 (29.15%) MS Office
9 52 (26.13%) MS Excel
9 52 (26.13%) Finance
10 51 (25.63%) MCP
10 51 (25.63%) PowerShell
11 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (24.62%) SCCM
11 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (24.12%) MCSA
13 47 (23.62%) Firewall
14 44 (22.11%) Degree
15 43 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 42 (21.11%) SQL Server
17 41 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
18 40 (20.10%) Migration
18 40 (20.10%) SCOM
18 40 (20.10%) MCITP
19 38 (19.10%) Windows 7
19 38 (19.10%) Office 365
20 37 (18.59%) Cisco
20 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
20 37 (18.59%) DNS

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 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.58%) SharePoint
3 26 (13.07%) Skype for Business
4 22 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (8.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (7.04%) IBM Notes
7 14 (7.04%) IIS
8 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (2.51%) MS Project Server
12 2 (1.01%) Apache
12 2 (1.01%) CMS
12 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.50%) GroupWise
Applications
1 58 (29.15%) MS Office
2 52 (26.13%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.02%) MS Project
4 5 (2.51%) InfoPath
5 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) Eikon
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.10%) Office 365
2 30 (15.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (4.02%) IaaS
4 7 (3.52%) PaaS
5 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.02%) SaaS
6 5 (2.51%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.01%) Yammer
8 3 (1.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.62%) Firewall
2 37 (18.59%) DNS
3 36 (18.09%) TCP/IP
4 26 (13.07%) Internet
5 22 (11.06%) DHCP
6 19 (9.55%) SAN
7 16 (8.04%) Wireless
8 14 (7.04%) Ethernet
9 13 (6.53%) Network Security
10 12 (6.03%) Kerberos
11 11 (5.53%) LAN
12 10 (5.03%) WAN
13 8 (4.02%) Extranet
14 7 (3.52%) Skype
14 7 (3.52%) VPN
15 6 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (2.51%) NAS
16 5 (2.51%) VLAN
16 5 (2.51%) VoIP
17 4 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.02%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.01%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.50%) MySQL
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 52 (26.13%) Finance
2 22 (11.06%) Banking
3 10 (5.03%) Law
3 10 (5.03%) Legal
4 8 (4.02%) Retail
5 7 (3.52%) Back Office
6 6 (3.02%) Advertising
7 5 (2.51%) Billing
8 4 (2.01%) French Language
8 4 (2.01%) German Language
8 4 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.01%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (2.01%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (13.57%) Windows Engineer
2 24 (12.06%) Analyst
3 23 (11.56%) Support Engineer
4 21 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.54%) Architect
6 16 (8.04%) Administrator
6 16 (8.04%) Desktop Support
7 15 (7.54%) Server Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Consultant
12 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (5.03%) Service Analyst
12 10 (5.03%) Team Leader
12 10 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (4.52%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.52%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.04%) .NET
2 15 (7.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (7.04%) HTML
4 4 (2.01%) Middleware
5 3 (1.51%) OAuth
5 3 (1.51%) SAML
5 3 (1.51%) WCF
6 2 (1.01%) COM
6 2 (1.01%) WAP
6 2 (1.01%) Web Services
6 2 (1.01%) WF
7 1 (0.50%) Ajax
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) jQuery
7 1 (0.50%) MDX
7 1 (0.50%) ODBC
7 1 (0.50%) XHTML
7 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (14.57%) Blackberry
3 22 (11.06%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.04%) Client/Server
5 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.03%) Clustering
8 6 (3.02%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.51%) NHS
9 5 (2.51%) PKI
10 4 (2.01%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.01%) Fintech
11 3 (1.51%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.01%) iPhone
12 2 (1.01%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 156 (78.39%) Windows
2 87 (43.72%) Windows Server
3 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (19.10%) Windows 7
5 24 (12.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.06%) Linux
7 19 (9.55%) Apple iOS
8 16 (8.04%) Windows 10
8 16 (8.04%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.03%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.52%) Android
10 9 (4.52%) Unix
11 8 (4.02%) VMS
11 8 (4.02%) Windows Phone
12 7 (3.52%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.51%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.51%) Solaris
14 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.70%) ITIL
2 40 (20.10%) Migration
3 30 (15.08%) Change Management
4 18 (9.05%) Project Management
5 16 (8.04%) ITIL V3
6 15 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.54%) Time Management
7 14 (7.04%) Workflow
8 12 (6.03%) Patch Management
8 12 (6.03%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.03%) Validation
9 10 (5.03%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.03%) Server Virtualisation
9 10 (5.03%) Software Deployment
10 9 (4.52%) Business Continuity
10 9 (4.52%) Capacity Management
10 9 (4.52%) Identity Management
11 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (4.02%) Service Management
11 8 (4.02%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.63%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.08%) SQL
3 27 (13.57%) Java
4 17 (8.54%) C#
4 17 (8.54%) VBScript
5 13 (6.53%) C++
6 6 (3.02%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.02%) Python
7 5 (2.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.51%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (25.63%) MCP
3 48 (24.12%) MCSA
4 44 (22.11%) Degree
5 41 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (20.10%) MCITP
7 34 (17.09%) CCNA
8 28 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (13.57%) MCDST
10 25 (12.56%) MCTS
11 15 (7.54%) CCA
11 15 (7.54%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (7.04%) ACDT
12 14 (7.04%) ACHDS
12 14 (7.04%) ACTC
12 14 (7.04%) MCSM
12 14 (7.04%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (6.53%) A+ Certification
14 11 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (4.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.53%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (68.34%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.07%) XenApp
4 23 (11.56%) Virtual Servers
5 22 (11.06%) Hyper-V
6 14 (7.04%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.03%) UAG
8 11 (5.53%) vSphere
9 9 (4.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (4.02%) BitLocker
10 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (3.52%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.01%) Terminal Services
13 4 (2.01%) Xen
14 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
15 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.01%) Postfix
15 2 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (24.62%) SCCM
2 40 (20.10%) SCOM
3 14 (7.04%) WSUS
4 9 (4.52%) Backup Exec
5 8 (4.02%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (4.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 8 (4.02%) WMI
6 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.51%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.01%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.01%) Casper Suite
8 3 (1.51%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.51%) OpenView
9 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 116 (58.29%) Microsoft
2 87 (43.72%) VMware
3 75 (37.69%) Citrix
4 37 (18.59%) Cisco
5 24 (12.06%) HP
5 24 (12.06%) Oracle
6 23 (11.56%) Dell
7 20 (10.05%) Apple
7 20 (10.05%) Symantec
8 16 (8.04%) NetApp
9 14 (7.04%) IBM
9 14 (7.04%) Lotus
10 8 (4.02%) iManage
11 6 (3.02%) EMC
11 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.02%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.51%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.51%) Qualys
12 5 (2.51%) Sophos
12 5 (2.51%) Veeam
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £27,000 to £27,000 per annum Temp to Perm - Long Term
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London, Westminster
Church of England
Rate: £65,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago