Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 218 201
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 +49
Contract jobs citing MCSE 36 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 3.38% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 43
City of London median daily rate £350 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.31% +14.00% -
10th Percentile £203 £261 £215
90th Percentile £500 £496 £488
Central London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
City of London median hourly rate - £16.33 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.35% +83.64%
Central London median hourly rate - £16.33 £21.98
% change year-on-year - -25.71% +59.82%

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 981 1035 1391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.96% 15.56% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 728 1023
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +3.54% +18.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.24
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (69.44%) Windows
3 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 23 (63.89%) Office 365
4 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 19 (52.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (47.22%) ITIL
7 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 14 (38.89%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (25.00%) VMware
10 9 (25.00%) SCCM
10 9 (25.00%) MCSA
10 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 8 (22.22%) MCP
11 8 (22.22%) Cisco
11 8 (22.22%) DNS
11 8 (22.22%) Citrix
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (19.44%) Backup Exec
12 7 (19.44%) SLA
12 7 (19.44%) DHCP
12 7 (19.44%) CCNA
12 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
12 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V

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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (63.89%) Office 365
2 19 (52.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) Mimecast
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (5.56%) OneDrive
5 2 (5.56%) SaaS
6 1 (2.78%) G Suite
6 1 (2.78%) IaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
4 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) IPv4
6 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.78%) Skype
6 1 (2.78%) VoIP
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) German Language
3 4 (11.11%) Law
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) French Language
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Architect
1 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
1 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) BYOD
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Licensing
3 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.56%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.78%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Change Control
6 5 (13.89%) Budget Control
6 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
6 5 (13.89%) People Management
6 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
6 5 (13.89%) Software Licensing
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 4 (11.11%) Software Distribution
7 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.00%) MCSA
3 8 (22.22%) Degree
3 8 (22.22%) MCP
4 7 (19.44%) CCNA
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (8.33%) MCDST
9 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.56%) MCITP
9 2 (5.56%) MCTS
9 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
10 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.78%) PMP
10 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (19.44%) Backup Exec
3 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
4 4 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (5.56%) WSUS
6 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.78%) SCOM
6 1 (2.78%) SmoothWall
6 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) Veeam
5 6 (16.67%) Sophos
6 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.11%) AppSense
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) NetApp
8 3 (8.33%) Bloomberg
8 3 (8.33%) Reuters
8 3 (8.33%) Wyse
9 2 (5.56%) Dell
9 2 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle
9 2 (5.56%) Symantec
9 2 (5.56%) Webroot
10 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
10 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL