Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 229 206
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.82% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 27
City of London median daily rate £463 £500 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +56.25% -3.40%
10th Percentile £126 £256 £105
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
Central London median daily rate £395 £420 £323
% change year-on-year -5.95% +30.23% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 838 923 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.07% 13.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 677 606
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.24% +3.61%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £273
90th Percentile £681 £700 £647
Central London median daily rate £504 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +0.75% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 40 21
City of London median hourly rate £24.82 £18.70 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.74% +4.56% -32.86%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £41.18 £39.48 £25.04
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.83
% change year-on-year +13.26% +4.89% -33.08%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) MCSA
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) Office 365
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Splunk
7 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (25.00%) MCP
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
9 3 (15.00%) Docker
9 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (15.00%) DevOps
9 3 (15.00%) PaaS
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
9 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System

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 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) Telepresence
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Splunk Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) iPad
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) Server Building
4 3 (15.00%) Storage Management
5 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
6 1 (5.00%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (5.00%) Server Management
6 1 (5.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCSA
3 5 (25.00%) MCP
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) MCITP
5 2 (10.00%) MCTS
6 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CCA
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) MOS
6 1 (5.00%) VCP6
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (15.00%) Docker
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) Terraform
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Splunk
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) EMC
4 3 (15.00%) Hitachi
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Polycom
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.00%) Equitrac
6 1 (5.00%) Reuters
6 1 (5.00%) ThinPrint
6 1 (5.00%) Wyse