Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 196 185
Rank change year-on-year -32 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 27 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 3.60% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 30
City of London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £152 £105 £186
90th Percentile £573 £525 £525
Central London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -13.04%
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 945 890 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.66% 14.56% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 608 704
City of London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £260
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 18 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -18.97% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.58 £16.13
90th Percentile £40.45 £26.46 £76.45
Central London median hourly rate £19.10 £17.77 £22.00
% change year-on-year +7.48% -19.23% +15.18%

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 May 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 May 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
3 19 (70.37%) Finance
4 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
5 15 (55.56%) ITIL
6 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (44.44%) VMware
7 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
8 11 (40.74%) Windows 10
9 10 (37.04%) Office 365
9 10 (37.04%) SCCM
10 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (29.63%) Banking
11 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (25.93%) C
12 7 (25.93%) Citrix
12 7 (25.93%) McAfee
13 6 (22.22%) SLA
13 6 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
14 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (18.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (18.52%) DNS
14 5 (18.52%) MCSA
14 5 (18.52%) Reuters
14 5 (18.52%) Bloomberg
14 5 (18.52%) SAN

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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Intranet
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (70.37%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Support
3 2 (7.41%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Tableau Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) iPhone
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (40.74%) Windows 10
4 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.70%) Android
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) Coaching
4 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VBA
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCSA
3 4 (14.81%) MCDST
3 4 (14.81%) MCITP
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.41%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) DameWare
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 12 (44.44%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee
3 5 (18.52%) Bloomberg
3 5 (18.52%) EMC
3 5 (18.52%) Hitachi
3 5 (18.52%) Reuters
3 5 (18.52%) Wyse
4 4 (14.81%) Apple
5 2 (7.41%) Tableau
5 2 (7.41%) Varonis
6 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.70%) FactSet
6 1 (3.70%) Meraki
6 1 (3.70%) Polycom
6 1 (3.70%) Samsung
6 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam