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 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 250 264 236
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing MCSE 149 140 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 3.60% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 74 80
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £210 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £273 £288
% change year-on-year
+10.09% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.30 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £15.75 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+84.12% -14.40%
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
3651 3885 3289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.41% 16.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2383 2536 2009
Average daily rate £413 £419 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 107 103
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.68% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +26 48 £350 +16.66% 17
Croydon - 4 £350 - 3
Feltham - 2 - -
Ilford - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (72.95%) Windows
3 159 (65.16%) Microsoft
4 141 (57.79%) Active Directory
5 133 (54.51%) VMware
6 90 (36.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (34.02%) MS Exchange
8 82 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 79 (32.38%) Cisco
10 74 (30.33%) Citrix
10 74 (30.33%) ITIL
11 73 (29.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 66 (27.05%) MCITP
13 61 (25.00%) MCSA
14 57 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 54 (22.13%) Cisco Certification
15 54 (22.13%) MS Excel
15 54 (22.13%) MCP
15 54 (22.13%) Finance
15 54 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 52 (21.31%) Windows 7
17 50 (20.49%) SAN
18 48 (19.67%) CCNA
19 43 (17.62%) Firewall
20 40 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
20 40 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 39 (15.98%) DNS
22 36 (14.75%) Linux
22 36 (14.75%) LAN
22 36 (14.75%) MCTS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 83 (34.02%) MS Exchange
2 54 (22.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
6 23 (9.43%) Lync
7 19 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (4.51%) IIS
10 9 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.64%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.64%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.23%) Apache
13 3 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.41%) SAS
14 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 54 (22.13%) MS Excel
2 34 (13.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.23%) MS Project
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.38%) Office 365
2 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.87%) SaaS
4 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (20.49%) SAN
2 43 (17.62%) Firewall
3 39 (15.98%) DNS
4 36 (14.75%) LAN
5 31 (12.70%) TCP/IP
6 30 (12.30%) WAN
7 25 (10.25%) DHCP
8 20 (8.20%) Internet
9 17 (6.97%) VPN
10 16 (6.56%) NAS
11 13 (5.33%) NetScaler
12 11 (4.51%) VoIP
13 9 (3.69%) Wireless
13 9 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (2.87%) Ethernet
15 6 (2.46%) VLAN
16 5 (2.05%) MPLS
16 5 (2.05%) SSL
16 5 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 4 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.64%) Spotfire
5 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.64%) MySQL
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.23%) QlikView
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (22.13%) Finance
2 18 (7.38%) Banking
3 15 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.69%) Law
5 8 (3.28%) Legal
6 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.87%) Marketing
7 5 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.05%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.64%) Back Office
9 3 (1.23%) Electronics
10 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.82%) Front Office
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 36 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.89%) Analyst
4 23 (9.43%) Consultant
4 23 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (7.79%) Desktop Support
6 17 (6.97%) Server Engineer
7 15 (6.15%) IT Support
8 12 (4.92%) Administrator
8 12 (4.92%) Service Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Architect
11 8 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.87%) .NET
2 5 (2.05%) XML
2 5 (2.05%) SOAP
2 5 (2.05%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.64%) Web Services
3 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.64%) LAMP
4 3 (1.23%) HTML
4 3 (1.23%) JSP
4 3 (1.23%) MDX
5 2 (0.82%) ODBC
5 2 (0.82%) OLE
6 1 (0.41%) EDI
6 1 (0.41%) COM
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Blackberry
2 18 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.74%) Clustering
4 10 (4.10%) Replication
5 8 (3.28%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.87%) NHS
6 7 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.05%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.05%) PKI
7 5 (2.05%) CMDB
8 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.23%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.82%) PDA
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) iPad
9 2 (0.82%) EPoS
10 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 178 (72.95%) Windows
2 90 (36.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (29.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (21.31%) Windows 7
6 36 (14.75%) Linux
7 25 (10.25%) Windows XP
8 15 (6.15%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (4.10%) UNIX
11 6 (2.46%) Android
11 6 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.46%) Debian
12 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.41%) Solaris
14 1 (0.41%) CentOS
14 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.33%) ITIL
2 31 (12.70%) Migration
3 21 (8.61%) Project Management
4 13 (5.33%) Service Management
5 11 (4.51%) Asset Management
5 11 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (4.51%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.51%) Change Management
6 10 (4.10%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (3.69%) Business Continuity
7 9 (3.69%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.28%) Change Control
9 7 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (2.87%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.46%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.46%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.46%) Analytics
11 5 (2.05%) Product Management
11 5 (2.05%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.30%) SQL
2 24 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.05%) R
4 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.23%) C
4 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (0.82%) Java
5 2 (0.82%) VBScript
5 2 (0.82%) VBA
6 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 244 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (27.05%) MCITP
3 61 (25.00%) MCSA
4 54 (22.13%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (22.13%) MCP
5 48 (19.67%) CCNA
6 40 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 36 (14.75%) MCTS
8 24 (9.84%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (9.43%) Degree
10 22 (9.02%) CCA
11 15 (6.15%) CCNP
12 14 (5.74%) Security Cleared
13 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
14 11 (4.51%) A+ Certification
15 10 (4.10%) CCEA
16 9 (3.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (3.69%) MCDST
17 6 (2.46%) DV Cleared
17 6 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.02%) SLA
2 4 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 141 (57.79%) Active Directory
2 82 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (14.75%) XenApp
4 35 (14.34%) Hyper-V
5 16 (6.56%) vSphere
6 10 (4.10%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.69%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (3.28%) VMware Server
8 8 (3.28%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.46%) Xen
9 6 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.23%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.23%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.23%) vCloud
11 3 (1.23%) XenServer
12 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (13.52%) SCCM
2 9 (3.69%) HP SIM
2 9 (3.69%) SCOM
3 6 (2.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (2.05%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.05%) Puppet
5 4 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.82%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.82%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.82%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.41%) Foglight
8 1 (0.41%) OpenView
8 1 (0.41%) Legato
8 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.41%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 159 (65.16%) Microsoft
2 133 (54.51%) VMware
3 79 (32.38%) Cisco
4 74 (30.33%) Citrix
5 33 (13.52%) HP
6 26 (10.66%) NetApp
7 17 (6.97%) Red Hat
7 17 (6.97%) EMC
8 14 (5.74%) Symantec
9 13 (5.33%) Apple
10 9 (3.69%) IBM
10 9 (3.69%) Dell
11 8 (3.28%) Juniper
11 8 (3.28%) AppSense
12 7 (2.87%) McAfee
12 7 (2.87%) Reuters
12 7 (2.87%) Veeam
13 6 (2.46%) Altiris
13 6 (2.46%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.46%) Wyse
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