Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 223 206
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 43 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.39% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 2.74% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 31
City of London median daily rate £425 £288 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -32.35% +14.86%
10th Percentile £256 £135 £286
90th Percentile £573 £445 £525
Central London median daily rate £420 £288 £425
% change year-on-year +46.09% -32.35% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 - £16.33
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 - £16.33

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 950 986 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.71% 14.37% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 712 760
City of London median daily rate £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £251 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% +5.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.15 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (72.09%) Windows
3 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
4 21 (48.84%) ITIL
5 20 (46.51%) Finance
6 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
7 17 (39.53%) VMware
7 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
8 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.88%) Banking
9 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
10 12 (27.91%) Office 365
11 11 (25.58%) McAfee
11 11 (25.58%) DNS
12 10 (23.26%) C
12 10 (23.26%) SAN
12 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (20.93%) EMC
13 9 (20.93%) Hitachi
14 8 (18.60%) LAN
14 8 (18.60%) WAN
14 8 (18.60%) DHCP
14 8 (18.60%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
14 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 7 (16.28%) SCCM
15 7 (16.28%) Windows 10

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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) IaaS
3 3 (6.98%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.65%) SaaS
5 1 (2.33%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) SAN
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
3 8 (18.60%) LAN
3 8 (18.60%) WAN
4 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.30%) DMZ
5 4 (9.30%) VPN
6 3 (6.98%) Broadband
6 3 (6.98%) Internet
6 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security
7 2 (4.65%) Firewall
7 2 (4.65%) Multicast
7 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.33%) Skype
8 1 (2.33%) VoIP
8 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) OLTP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Power BI
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
1 2 (4.65%) MSI
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Back Office
3 3 (6.98%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.65%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) German Language
5 1 (2.33%) International Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) OAuth
2 1 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.95%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.98%) Android
8 3 (6.98%) Linux
8 3 (6.98%) Mac OS
8 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
8 3 (6.98%) Unix
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (18.60%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (11.63%) Coaching
4 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
4 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
6 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.98%) Storage Management
6 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.65%) Change Control
7 2 (4.65%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.65%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C
2 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.33%) Korn
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.28%) MCP
2 7 (16.28%) MCSA
3 5 (11.63%) CCNA
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.98%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) MCDST
6 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.65%) PMP
6 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) MCITP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSD
7 1 (2.33%) MCTS
7 1 (2.33%) OCP
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (11.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
4 3 (6.98%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) CSIRT
5 2 (4.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (4.65%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) McAfee
4 9 (20.93%) EMC
4 9 (20.93%) Hitachi
5 7 (16.28%) Citrix
6 6 (13.95%) Bloomberg
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco
8 4 (9.30%) IBM
9 3 (6.98%) FactSet
9 3 (6.98%) Ivanti
9 3 (6.98%) Reuters
9 3 (6.98%) Splunk
9 3 (6.98%) Varonis
10 2 (4.65%) Apple
10 2 (4.65%) F5
10 2 (4.65%) Forcepoint
10 2 (4.65%) Juniper
10 2 (4.65%) Novell
10 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow