Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 216 210
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 4.06% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 20
City of London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £211 £136 £160
90th Percentile £525 £498 £491
Central London median daily rate £400 £344 £400
% change year-on-year +16.36% -14.06% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 - £16.33
10th Percentile £17.74 - £16.16
90th Percentile £23.26 - £16.49
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 - £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 983 1,035 1,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.92% 14.39% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 736 701
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £685 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +3.54%
10th Percentile £13.20 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.86 £21.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +9.21% +5.56%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (73.33%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) ITIL
5 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) VMware
8 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 8 (26.67%) MCP
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) Office 365
9 7 (23.33%) SCCM
10 6 (20.00%) CCNA
10 6 (20.00%) WAN
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco
10 6 (20.00%) LAN
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
11 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 5 (16.67%) EMC
11 5 (16.67%) Internet
11 5 (16.67%) Service Management

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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.33%) iTunes
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) Broadband
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) DMZ
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) Intranet
6 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.33%) Multicast
6 1 (3.33%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) OLTP
2 1 (3.33%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 2 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.00%) Back Office
4 2 (6.67%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
5 1 (3.33%) German Language
5 1 (3.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.33%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.33%) Handset
4 1 (3.33%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.00%) Android
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (10.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (10.00%) Unix
7 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (10.00%) Line Management
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) People Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCP
3 6 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (10.00%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) MCTS
6 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CNE
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCSD
7 1 (3.33%) Novell Certification
7 1 (3.33%) PMP
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (3.33%) VCAP
7 1 (3.33%) VCP5
7 1 (3.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (13.33%) vSphere
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (6.67%) XenApp
6 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) vRealize
2 2 (6.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (3.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.33%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.33%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) Bloomberg
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) FactSet
6 3 (10.00%) Hitachi
6 3 (10.00%) McAfee
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) IBM
7 2 (6.67%) Ivanti
7 2 (6.67%) Novell
7 2 (6.67%) Splunk
8 1 (3.33%) F5
8 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.33%) Qualys
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam