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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 285 227 236
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 145 214 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.84% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 5.64% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 87
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£375 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 21
Average hourly rate £18.17 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.35% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £15.38 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £26.25 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +23.52%
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
3748 3795 3752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.66% 14.95% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2402 2382 2242
Average daily rate £425 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 106 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
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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 -14 27 £505 +46.90% 8
Orpington +3 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 292 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (72.60%) Windows
3 192 (65.75%) Microsoft
4 157 (53.77%) Active Directory
5 125 (42.81%) VMware
6 114 (39.04%) MS Exchange
7 105 (35.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 89 (30.48%) MCITP
9 87 (29.79%) ITIL
10 81 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (27.05%) DNS
12 72 (24.66%) Citrix
13 71 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 68 (23.29%) MS Excel
15 65 (22.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (21.23%) Firewall
17 58 (19.86%) Cisco
17 58 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 57 (19.52%) MCP
19 56 (19.18%) DHCP
19 56 (19.18%) SAN
20 55 (18.84%) TCP/IP
21 53 (18.15%) Exchange Server 2007
22 52 (17.81%) SQL Server
23 51 (17.47%) MCSA
23 51 (17.47%) Finance
24 47 (16.10%) Cisco Certification
24 47 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2003
25 43 (14.73%) Windows 7
26 41 (14.04%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 114 (39.04%) MS Exchange
2 71 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (18.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 47 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 30 (10.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (8.56%) SharePoint
6 25 (8.56%) Lync
7 23 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.77%) IIS
9 10 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.05%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.68%) Apache
13 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.34%) SAS
14 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 68 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.01%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (4.11%) assyst
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (27.05%) DNS
2 62 (21.23%) Firewall
3 56 (19.18%) SAN
3 56 (19.18%) DHCP
4 55 (18.84%) TCP/IP
5 41 (14.04%) WAN
6 35 (11.99%) LAN
7 20 (6.85%) Internet
8 19 (6.51%) Network Security
9 12 (4.11%) NAS
9 12 (4.11%) VoIP
10 11 (3.77%) SMTP
10 11 (3.77%) Intranet
10 11 (3.77%) iSCSI
11 9 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (2.74%) NetScaler
13 6 (2.05%) H.323
13 6 (2.05%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.05%) VPN
14 5 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.40%) MySQL
9 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.03%) DTS
11 3 (1.03%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.34%) OLTP
13 1 (0.34%) Spotfire
13 1 (0.34%) QlikView
13 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.05%) Subversion
3 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.37%) MSI
4 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.37%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 51 (17.47%) Finance
2 18 (6.16%) Advertising
3 17 (5.82%) Banking
4 15 (5.14%) French Language
5 14 (4.79%) Spanish Language
5 14 (4.79%) Marketing
5 14 (4.79%) Mandarin Language
6 13 (4.45%) Law
7 7 (2.40%) Back Office
7 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.71%) Front Office
8 5 (1.71%) Retail
8 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.37%) International Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Games
10 3 (1.03%) Legal
11 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (15.41%) Analyst
2 43 (14.73%) Support Engineer
3 26 (8.90%) Systems Engineer
4 25 (8.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (7.53%) Architect
6 21 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.85%) Consultant
8 15 (5.14%) Server Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) Desktop Support
9 14 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.77%) Administrator
11 11 (3.77%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.42%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) Product Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (3.42%) Security Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) Information Analyst
12 10 (3.42%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.48%) .NET
2 8 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.40%) Middleware
3 7 (2.40%) WCF
4 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.05%) HTML
5 5 (1.71%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.71%) MDX
5 5 (1.71%) WPF
6 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.37%) HTML5
6 4 (1.37%) WinForms
6 4 (1.37%) Web Services
7 3 (1.03%) LAMP
7 3 (1.03%) CSS
8 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.68%) Ajax
8 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.01%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.22%) Clustering
3 15 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.42%) Replication
6 6 (2.05%) PKI
6 6 (2.05%) Derivative
7 5 (1.71%) Grid Computing
7 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.71%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.37%) Statistics
8 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.03%) Open Source
9 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.03%) CMDB
9 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.03%) Online Games
10 2 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 212 (72.60%) Windows
2 105 (35.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (22.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (14.73%) Windows 7
6 30 (10.27%) Windows XP
7 26 (8.90%) Linux
8 14 (4.79%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.08%) UNIX
10 7 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.03%) CentOS
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.34%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) VMS
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.79%) ITIL
2 24 (8.22%) Migration
3 23 (7.88%) Project Management
4 18 (6.16%) Change Control
5 15 (5.14%) Configuration Management
5 15 (5.14%) Information Security
6 14 (4.79%) Load Balancing
7 13 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.11%) Service Management
8 12 (4.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (4.11%) Workflow
9 11 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 11 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (3.77%) Information Assurance
9 11 (3.77%) Cyber Security
10 10 (3.42%) ISMS
10 10 (3.42%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.08%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (2.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.36%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.67%) SQL
3 12 (4.11%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.42%) C#
5 9 (3.08%) Perl
6 8 (2.74%) VBScript
7 6 (2.05%) VB
8 5 (1.71%) C
9 4 (1.37%) VBA
9 4 (1.37%) C++
10 3 (1.03%) PHP
10 3 (1.03%) Python
11 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 292 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (30.48%) MCITP
3 57 (19.52%) MCP
4 51 (17.47%) MCSA
5 47 (16.10%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (13.36%) Degree
7 38 (13.01%) CCNA
8 37 (12.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (9.93%) MCTS
10 25 (8.56%) CCNP
11 19 (6.51%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (5.82%) CISSP
13 15 (5.14%) CCA
14 12 (4.11%) CEH
15 11 (3.77%) GIAC
16 8 (2.74%) CCSA
17 7 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (2.40%) NCDA
18 6 (2.05%) Security Cleared
18 6 (2.05%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.45%) SLA
1 13 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 157 (53.77%) Active Directory
2 81 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.30%) vSphere
4 29 (9.93%) Hyper-V
5 26 (8.90%) XenApp
5 26 (8.90%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.77%) XenServer
7 10 (3.42%) NFS
8 8 (2.74%) ISA Server
9 7 (2.40%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.05%) VMware Server
10 6 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.71%) Xen
11 5 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.71%) vCloud
12 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 40 (13.70%) SCCM
2 17 (5.82%) SCOM
3 14 (4.79%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (2.74%) MAILsweeper
6 6 (2.05%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.37%) Puppet
7 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.03%) DameWare
8 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.03%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.03%) WSUS
8 3 (1.03%) Nagios
8 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.03%) Opsview
9 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 192 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 125 (42.81%) VMware
3 72 (24.66%) Citrix
4 58 (19.86%) Cisco
5 36 (12.33%) HP
6 24 (8.22%) Symantec
7 18 (6.16%) Avaya
7 18 (6.16%) NetApp
8 17 (5.82%) Dell
8 17 (5.82%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.11%) IBM
10 10 (3.42%) Juniper
11 9 (3.08%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.08%) F5
12 7 (2.40%) Veeam
12 7 (2.40%) McAfee
13 6 (2.05%) Websense
13 6 (2.05%) Lotus
13 6 (2.05%) Apple
13 6 (2.05%) Oracle
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