Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 204 190
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 38 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 3.34% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 22
City of London median daily rate £350 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83% -7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £105 £189
90th Percentile £500 £525 £473
Central London median daily rate £350 £333 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £16.33 -
Central London median hourly rate - £16.33 £21.98
% change year-on-year - -25.71% +27.39%

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 974 868 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.72% 14.18% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 606 743
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £240
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £497 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.39% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 19
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -14.56% +36.54%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £16.15
90th Percentile £44.35 £20.88 £33.28
Central London median hourly rate £22.02 £17.69 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% -13.70% +20.59%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (71.05%) Windows
3 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 20 (52.63%) Office 365
5 20 (52.63%) Windows Server
6 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (44.74%) ITIL
7 16 (42.11%) Finance
8 12 (31.58%) MCSA
9 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
9 11 (28.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (28.95%) VMware
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
11 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
11 9 (23.68%) MCP
12 8 (21.05%) CCNA
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (21.05%) Backup Exec
12 8 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
12 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (18.42%) Veeam
13 7 (18.42%) Change Control
13 7 (18.42%) Computer Science Degree

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 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (52.63%) Office 365
2 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.79%) Mimecast
4 5 (13.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) Intranet
6 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.63%) IPv4
6 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) German Language
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Network Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Cloud Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Licensing
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) BYOD
4 2 (5.26%) Fintech
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
4 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.63%) Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (26.32%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (18.42%) Change Control
6 6 (15.79%) Budget Control
6 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.79%) People Management
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
6 6 (15.79%) Software Licensing
7 4 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (10.53%) Software Deployment
7 4 (10.53%) Software Distribution
8 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (5.26%) Service Management
9 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (31.58%) MCSA
3 9 (23.68%) MCP
4 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (18.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.89%) MCITP
8 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) MCTS
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.63%) ISEB
9 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.63%) MCDST
9 1 (2.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Backup Exec
2 7 (18.42%) SCCM
3 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
4 4 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.63%) DameWare
5 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) Veeam
4 6 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 6 (15.79%) Sophos
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 4 (10.53%) NetApp
6 3 (7.89%) Apple
6 3 (7.89%) Symantec
7 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Ivanti
7 2 (5.26%) Reuters
7 2 (5.26%) Tableau
7 2 (5.26%) Webroot
7 2 (5.26%) Wyse
8 1 (2.63%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) Lumension