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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 259 239 250
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 159 198 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 5.23% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 106 86
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£375 £368 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.35 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £46.30 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-12.15% +39.54%
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
3805 3785 3765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.70% 15.01% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2521 2408 2277
Average daily rate £425 £419 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% +2.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 82 127
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +7 35 £400 +14.28% 14
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
4 155 (53.08%) Active Directory
5 116 (39.73%) VMware
6 106 (36.30%) MS Exchange
7 94 (32.19%) ITIL
8 88 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 78 (26.71%) MCITP
10 77 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (26.03%) Citrix
12 72 (24.66%) DNS
13 71 (24.32%) MS Excel
13 71 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 63 (21.58%) TCP/IP
15 60 (20.55%) Firewall
16 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 58 (19.86%) SAN
18 57 (19.52%) Cisco
19 54 (18.49%) DHCP
20 53 (18.15%) Windows 7
21 52 (17.81%) SQL Server
21 52 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
22 51 (17.47%) Exchange Server 2007
23 50 (17.12%) MCP
23 50 (17.12%) Finance
24 48 (16.44%) MCSA
24 48 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
25 46 (15.75%) HP
26 44 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 106 (36.30%) MS Exchange
2 71 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (17.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 44 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (9.93%) SharePoint
6 27 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (7.88%) Lync
8 21 (7.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (4.11%) IIS
10 11 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.05%) IBM Notes
11 6 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.71%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.03%) Apache
14 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.34%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 71 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 42 (14.38%) MS Office
3 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.79%) assyst
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (24.66%) DNS
2 63 (21.58%) TCP/IP
3 60 (20.55%) Firewall
4 58 (19.86%) SAN
5 54 (18.49%) DHCP
6 41 (14.04%) WAN
7 38 (13.01%) LAN
8 29 (9.93%) Internet
9 17 (5.82%) Network Security
10 14 (4.79%) VPN
10 14 (4.79%) Intranet
11 12 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (4.11%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.77%) NetScaler
13 8 (2.74%) VoIP
13 8 (2.74%) NAS
13 8 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (2.05%) Wireless
14 6 (2.05%) 802.11
14 6 (2.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.08%) MySQL
6 9 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.03%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.03%) DTS
9 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.34%) SSDT
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.34%) QlikView
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.05%) Subversion
3 4 (1.37%) MSI
3 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.37%) CruiseControl
3 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 50 (17.12%) Finance
2 17 (5.82%) Law
3 16 (5.48%) Banking
4 15 (5.14%) Marketing
4 15 (5.14%) Spanish Language
4 15 (5.14%) Advertising
5 14 (4.79%) Mandarin Language
5 14 (4.79%) French Language
6 7 (2.40%) Back Office
7 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Retail
7 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.71%) Legal
7 5 (1.71%) Front Office
8 4 (1.37%) International Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (18.49%) Analyst
2 39 (13.36%) Support Engineer
3 25 (8.56%) Systems Engineer
3 25 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (7.53%) Architect
5 21 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (6.51%) Desktop Support
7 17 (5.82%) Consultant
8 15 (5.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.45%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.45%) Security Specialist
9 13 (4.45%) Network Engineer
10 12 (4.11%) Information Specialist
10 12 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) Security Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) Product Specialist
10 12 (4.11%) Information Security Specialist
10 12 (4.11%) Product Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) Information Analyst
10 12 (4.11%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.48%) .NET
2 8 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.40%) WCF
4 6 (2.05%) HTML
4 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.71%) WPF
5 5 (1.71%) MDX
5 5 (1.71%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.71%) Middleware
6 4 (1.37%) LAMP
6 4 (1.37%) WinForms
6 4 (1.37%) Web Services
6 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.37%) HTML5
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 34 (11.64%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.22%) Clustering
3 20 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.45%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.11%) Replication
6 10 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.05%) PKI
7 6 (2.05%) Derivative
8 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.71%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.71%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.37%) CMDB
9 4 (1.37%) iPhone
9 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.37%) iPad
10 3 (1.03%) Online Games
10 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 212 (72.60%) Windows
2 88 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (18.15%) Windows 7
5 52 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (11.30%) Windows XP
7 28 (9.59%) Linux
8 20 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.42%) UNIX
11 6 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.37%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.03%) CentOS
13 3 (1.03%) Android
13 3 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.19%) ITIL
2 22 (7.53%) Migration
2 22 (7.53%) Project Management
3 17 (5.82%) Information Security
4 16 (5.48%) Change Control
5 14 (4.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 13 (4.45%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (4.45%) Information Assurance
6 13 (4.45%) Configuration Management
6 13 (4.45%) Cyber Security
7 12 (4.11%) ISMS
7 12 (4.11%) Load Balancing
8 11 (3.77%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.42%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.42%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.08%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.74%) Workflow
11 8 (2.74%) Service Management
11 8 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.33%) SQL
2 28 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.77%) T-SQL
3 11 (3.77%) VBScript
4 9 (3.08%) C#
5 7 (2.40%) Perl
6 5 (1.71%) C
7 4 (1.37%) VBA
7 4 (1.37%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) Python
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
9 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.68%) VB
9 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 292 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (26.71%) MCITP
3 50 (17.12%) MCP
4 48 (16.44%) MCSA
4 48 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (14.73%) CCNA
6 37 (12.67%) Degree
7 33 (11.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (8.22%) MCTS
9 22 (7.53%) CCNP
10 16 (5.48%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (4.79%) CISSP
11 14 (4.79%) CCA
11 14 (4.79%) CEH
12 13 (4.45%) GIAC
13 10 (3.42%) A+ Certification
13 10 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (3.08%) Security Cleared
15 7 (2.40%) SC Cleared
15 7 (2.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.11%) SLA
3 5 (1.71%) QA
4 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (53.08%) Active Directory
2 77 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.64%) Hyper-V
3 34 (11.64%) XenApp
4 28 (9.59%) vSphere
5 23 (7.88%) VMware ESX
6 13 (4.45%) XenServer
7 11 (3.77%) NFS
8 7 (2.40%) Xen
9 6 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.71%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.37%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 39 (13.36%) SCCM
2 20 (6.85%) SCOM
3 18 (6.16%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.05%) MIMEsweeper
5 6 (2.05%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (1.71%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.71%) Puppet
6 5 (1.71%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.37%) DameWare
7 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.37%) WSUS
7 4 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.03%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.03%) Opsview
8 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.03%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.03%) Nagios
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 192 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 116 (39.73%) VMware
3 76 (26.03%) Citrix
4 57 (19.52%) Cisco
5 46 (15.75%) HP
6 24 (8.22%) Symantec
7 21 (7.19%) NetApp
8 18 (6.16%) SolarWinds
9 17 (5.82%) Dell
10 15 (5.14%) IBM
11 14 (4.79%) Avaya
12 12 (4.11%) Veeam
13 10 (3.42%) McAfee
14 8 (2.74%) Wyse
15 7 (2.40%) Oracle
16 6 (2.05%) Sophos
16 6 (2.05%) Apple
16 6 (2.05%) Lotus
16 6 (2.05%) Red Hat
17 5 (1.71%) 3PAR
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