Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 211 226
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.63% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 4.55% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 11
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +55.96% -35.88%
10th Percentile £230 £256 £105
90th Percentile £625 £573 £443
Central London median daily rate £388 £425 £255
% change year-on-year -8.82% +66.67% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £17.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.25 -

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 864 946 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.91% 13.77% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 657 677
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 54 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.72 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +3.31% -9.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.08 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.68 £25.50 £26.76
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.09% +0.01% -6.51%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
4 13 (44.83%) ITIL
5 12 (41.38%) VMware
5 12 (41.38%) Office 365
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
7 9 (31.03%) MCSA
8 8 (27.59%) DNS
9 7 (24.14%) DHCP
9 7 (24.14%) Citrix
9 7 (24.14%) Degree
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (20.69%) MCP
10 6 (20.69%) SAN
10 6 (20.69%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) XenApp
11 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
11 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
11 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
12 4 (13.79%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (13.79%) SCCM
12 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (13.79%) 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 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 6 (20.69%) SAN
4 4 (13.79%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.90%) Skype
7 1 (3.45%) Firewall
7 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.45%) NAS
7 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) Telepresence
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Desktop Support
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.34%) Mac OS
5 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.79%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) ITSM
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.45%) SDLC
6 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.45%) Ticket Management
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (31.03%) MCSA
3 7 (24.14%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) MCP
5 4 (13.79%) A+ Certification
6 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.90%) MCITP
6 2 (6.90%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.45%) CCA
7 1 (3.45%) CCIE
7 1 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CISSP
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.45%) MCDST
7 1 (3.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) XenApp
2 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) NFS
6 1 (3.45%) vCloud
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.45%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
4 3 (10.34%) Hitachi
4 3 (10.34%) Symantec
4 3 (10.34%) Varonis
5 2 (6.90%) CommVault
5 2 (6.90%) TOWER Software
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.45%) Polycom
6 1 (3.45%) Reuters