Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 216 226
Rank change year-on-year +65 +10 -27
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 17 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 1.98% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 23
Median daily rate £425 £388 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -6.63% +33.87%
10th Percentile £247 £125 £169
90th Percentile £475 £588 £573
Central London median daily rate £425 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 508 858 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.62% 13.34% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 604 684
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £277 £302 £293
90th Percentile £638 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £483 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -3.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.00% +32.74% +4.56%
10th Percentile £20.53 £12.25 £14.23
90th Percentile £52.40 £41.18 £39.48
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £19.10
% change year-on-year +59.35% +10.89% +7.14%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) CCA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) NVIDIA