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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 274 281 243
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -38
Contract jobs citing MCSE 151 132 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.58% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 3.62% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 73 88
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£320 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £171 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 23
Average hourly rate £22.13 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.42% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £15.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £22.50 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £15.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+34.47% -24.40%
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
3568 3644 3421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.90% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2296 2398 2075
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 110 129
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £15.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 39 £350 +16.66% 10
Croydon -8 4 £350 -10.25%
Bromley - 3 £250 - 3
Wembley - 2 £300 -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £195 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 305 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (74.10%) Windows
3 212 (69.51%) Microsoft
4 164 (53.77%) VMware
5 160 (52.46%) Active Directory
6 96 (31.48%) ITIL
7 95 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 95 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (29.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 89 (29.18%) Cisco
9 79 (25.90%) Citrix
10 77 (25.25%) MCSA
11 74 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (23.61%) MS Exchange
13 71 (23.28%) MCITP
14 67 (21.97%) MS Excel
15 64 (20.98%) MCP
15 64 (20.98%) SAN
16 63 (20.66%) MS Office
17 62 (20.33%) Linux
17 62 (20.33%) CCNA
18 60 (19.67%) Windows 7
19 53 (17.38%) LAN
20 51 (16.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
22 47 (15.41%) DNS
23 46 (15.08%) Firewall
24 45 (14.75%) Finance
25 39 (12.79%) WAN
25 39 (12.79%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 72 (23.61%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.82%) SharePoint
3 29 (9.51%) Lync
3 29 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (3.93%) IIS
8 8 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.64%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.33%) Apache
13 1 (0.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 67 (21.97%) MS Excel
2 63 (20.66%) MS Office
3 7 (2.30%) MS Project
4 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.90%) Office 365
2 14 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.64%) SaaS
3 5 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.98%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.98%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Yammer
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (20.98%) SAN
2 53 (17.38%) LAN
3 47 (15.41%) DNS
4 46 (15.08%) Firewall
5 39 (12.79%) WAN
6 35 (11.48%) DHCP
7 31 (10.16%) TCP/IP
8 22 (7.21%) NAS
9 20 (6.56%) Internet
10 19 (6.23%) VPN
11 15 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (4.26%) VLAN
13 11 (3.61%) NetScaler
14 10 (3.28%) VoIP
15 9 (2.95%) Ethernet
16 8 (2.62%) iSCSI
16 8 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.97%) Wireless
18 5 (1.64%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.98%) Spotfire
6 3 (0.98%) QlikView
6 3 (0.98%) MySQL
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.33%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.66%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.33%) Fiddler
General
1 45 (14.75%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Banking
3 12 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.62%) French Language
4 8 (2.62%) Legal
5 7 (2.30%) Law
5 7 (2.30%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.64%) German Language
7 4 (1.31%) Advertising
8 3 (0.98%) Back Office
8 3 (0.98%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (13.44%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.15%) Analyst
4 29 (9.51%) Server Engineer
5 27 (8.85%) Administrator
6 26 (8.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.23%) IT Support
8 18 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.57%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.92%) Consultant
10 15 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.61%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.61%) Windows Server Engineer
14 10 (3.28%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.95%) .NET
2 8 (2.62%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.97%) Web Services
3 6 (1.97%) XML
4 4 (1.31%) LAMP
5 3 (0.98%) MDX
5 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.98%) COM
6 2 (0.66%) ODBC
6 2 (0.66%) jQuery
6 2 (0.66%) OLE
6 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.33%) HTML
7 1 (0.33%) XMPP
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.33%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.33%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.57%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (4.59%) Clustering
5 12 (3.93%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.62%) PKI
7 8 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.62%) Replication
8 7 (2.30%) NHS
8 7 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.30%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.31%) CESG
9 4 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.98%) iPhone
10 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.98%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.98%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 226 (74.10%) Windows
2 95 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 89 (29.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (20.33%) Linux
5 60 (19.67%) Windows 7
6 38 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (9.51%) Windows 8
8 21 (6.89%) UNIX
9 17 (5.57%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.62%) Debian
10 8 (2.62%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.30%) Solaris
12 6 (1.97%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.97%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.64%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.31%) Android
15 3 (0.98%) CentOS
16 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (31.48%) ITIL
2 36 (11.80%) Project Management
3 29 (9.51%) Migration
4 21 (6.89%) Server Building
5 15 (4.92%) Service Delivery
5 15 (4.92%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (4.26%) Service Management
7 12 (3.93%) Configuration Management
7 12 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (3.61%) Change Control
8 11 (3.61%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.61%) Change Management
8 11 (3.61%) Patch Management
9 10 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.28%) ITIL V3
10 8 (2.62%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.62%) Workflow
11 7 (2.30%) Risk Management
11 7 (2.30%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.79%) SQL
2 26 (8.52%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.30%) Perl
4 5 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.64%) R
4 5 (1.64%) VBScript
5 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.98%) Java
6 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.98%) Python
6 3 (0.98%) XMLA
7 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.66%) C
7 2 (0.66%) C#
8 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.33%) VB
8 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 305 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (25.25%) MCSA
3 74 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (23.28%) MCITP
5 64 (20.98%) MCP
6 62 (20.33%) CCNA
7 51 (16.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 38 (12.46%) MCTS
9 28 (9.18%) Citrix Certification
9 28 (9.18%) Degree
10 23 (7.54%) Security Cleared
11 19 (6.23%) CCA
11 19 (6.23%) CCNP
12 16 (5.25%) A+ Certification
13 15 (4.92%) SC Cleared
14 12 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (3.61%) CISSP
16 8 (2.62%) CCEA
16 8 (2.62%) VCAP
17 7 (2.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.59%) SLA
2 10 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.66%) BS7799
5 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 160 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 95 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.13%) XenApp
4 35 (11.48%) vSphere
5 25 (8.20%) Hyper-V
6 16 (5.25%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.59%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.93%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (2.95%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.31%) NFS
12 4 (1.31%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.98%) vCloud
14 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.66%) Postfix
15 1 (0.33%) XenServer
15 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (9.51%) SCCM
2 9 (2.95%) SCOM
3 8 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (2.30%) Puppet
5 6 (1.97%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.64%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.64%) Casper Suite
7 4 (1.31%) SnapVault
7 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.98%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.98%) WMI
8 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.98%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.66%) Nagios
10 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.33%) Legato
Vendors
1 212 (69.51%) Microsoft
2 164 (53.77%) VMware
3 89 (29.18%) Cisco
4 79 (25.90%) Citrix
5 33 (10.82%) NetApp
6 25 (8.20%) HP
6 25 (8.20%) Apple
7 16 (5.25%) IBM
8 13 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.93%) Symantec
9 12 (3.93%) AppSense
10 10 (3.28%) Dell
11 9 (2.95%) Juniper
12 8 (2.62%) Remedy
13 7 (2.30%) Google
14 6 (1.97%) Wyse
14 6 (1.97%) 3PAR
15 5 (1.64%) McAfee
15 5 (1.64%) Lotus
15 5 (1.64%) EMC
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