Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 244 232
Rank change year-on-year +41 -12 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 32 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 2.51% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 28
Central London median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +5.26%
10th Percentile £205 £156 £129
90th Percentile £635 £544 £491
London median daily rate £365 £410 £325
% change year-on-year -10.98% +26.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Central London median hourly rate - £18.70 -
London median hourly rate £33.70 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +77.36% -24.00% +32.19%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 932 1,276 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.61% 14.36% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 877 904
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £286 £238 £278
90th Percentile £675 £675 £671
London median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 32
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £21.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -13.05% +21.56%
10th Percentile £18.12 £12.78 £16.63
90th Percentile £52.25 £34.13 £53.20
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% +3.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +57 20 £388 -13.41% 12
City of Westminster +5 2 £213 -
MCSE
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
4 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
6 12 (54.55%) Finance
7 11 (50.00%) MCSA
7 11 (50.00%) DNS
8 10 (45.45%) ITIL
9 9 (40.91%) DHCP
9 9 (40.91%) Office 365
10 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (31.82%) Degree
11 7 (31.82%) XenDesktop
11 7 (31.82%) XenApp
11 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
11 7 (31.82%) Citrix
11 7 (31.82%) SAN
12 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3
12 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
12 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
13 5 (22.73%) Symantec
13 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
14 4 (18.18%) Cisco
14 4 (18.18%) Service Management
14 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
14 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) DHCP
3 7 (31.82%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) Skype
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) VPLS
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Handset
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (50.00%) MCSA
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CCA
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) XenApp
2 7 (31.82%) XenDesktop
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) CommVault
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Varonis
7 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.55%) McAfee
7 1 (4.55%) Meraki
7 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
7 1 (4.55%) NVIDIA
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk