Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 262 218
Rank change year-on-year +20 -44 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 31 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 2.55% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 29
Central London median daily rate £395 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +32.81% -6.23%
10th Percentile £127 £186 £105
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
London median daily rate £400 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.53% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
London median hourly rate £34.51 £22.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +53.38% +55.17% -13.43%

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 1,172 1,293 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.87% 14.17% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 929 763
Central London median daily rate £510 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.65% +1.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £688 £644
London median daily rate £513 £500 £471
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 56 21
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.26% +5.23% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.20 £51.00 £25.04
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £24.68
% change year-on-year +64.71% -13.90% +24.96%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +6 21 £463 -7.50% 4
City of Westminster - 4 - -
West End of London +6 1 £300 -7.69%
Camden - 1 £300 -
Southwark - 1 £395 -
MCSE
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (70.97%) Windows
4 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
5 16 (51.61%) VMware
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (32.26%) MCSA
7 10 (32.26%) ITIL
8 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (25.81%) SLA
9 8 (25.81%) Citrix
9 8 (25.81%) PaaS
9 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (25.81%) Office 365
9 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (22.58%) MCP
10 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
11 6 (19.35%) DHCP
11 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 6 (19.35%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) SAN
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (19.35%) Splunk
12 5 (16.13%) IaaS
12 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (12.90%) IIS
1 4 (12.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.81%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) PaaS
3 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (16.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DHCP
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
4 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) Skype
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.23%) Intranet
5 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) SMTP
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Designer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
3 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.13%) SDLC
4 5 (16.13%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) ITSM
5 4 (12.90%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) ISMS
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) Server Building
6 3 (9.68%) Statistics
6 3 (9.68%) Storage Management
6 3 (9.68%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (32.26%) MCSA
3 7 (22.58%) MCP
4 4 (12.90%) AWS Certification
4 4 (12.90%) CCA
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (9.68%) CCEA
5 3 (9.68%) MCITP
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) VCP5
6 2 (6.45%) MCTS
7 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.23%) MCDST
7 1 (3.23%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) PMO
3 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.81%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.90%) XenApp
6 3 (9.68%) Docker
6 3 (9.68%) vSphere
7 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (3.23%) IAG
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.23%) NFS
7 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.23%) vCloud
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.68%) Terraform
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
4 6 (19.35%) Splunk
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 3 (9.68%) EMC
6 3 (9.68%) Hitachi
6 3 (9.68%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) Ivanti
6 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.45%) Polycom
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Reuters
8 1 (3.23%) Wyse