Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 222 197
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 35 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.32% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 2.27% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 38
City of London median daily rate £428 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -27.40% +18.07%
10th Percentile £256 £105 £210
90th Percentile £575 £456 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £300 £401
% change year-on-year +41.67% -25.14% +14.50%
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 972 925 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.93% 14.03% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 637 791
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £279 £287 £275
90th Percentile £693 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -13.36% +13.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.32 £16.36
90th Percentile £28.99 £29.77 £80.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.78
% change year-on-year - -14.14% +16.47%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (77.14%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) Finance
4 18 (51.43%) ITIL
4 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
5 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
6 15 (42.86%) VMware
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (37.14%) Office 365
9 12 (34.29%) Banking
10 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
11 9 (25.71%) SLA
11 9 (25.71%) DNS
11 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (25.71%) McAfee
12 8 (22.86%) Citrix
12 8 (22.86%) SAN
12 8 (22.86%) C
12 8 (22.86%) SCCM
12 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
13 7 (20.00%) Investment Management
13 7 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (20.00%) MCSA
13 7 (20.00%) DHCP
13 7 (20.00%) Hitachi
13 7 (20.00%) EMC

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 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
4 1 (2.86%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) Kerberos
5 4 (11.43%) LAN
5 4 (11.43%) WAN
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall
7 2 (5.71%) Broadband
7 2 (5.71%) DMZ
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.86%) Internet
8 1 (2.86%) Multicast
8 1 (2.86%) Skype
8 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) VLDB
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
3 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.71%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) International Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Active Directory Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Migration Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Multilingual Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
6 7 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.57%) Android
8 3 (8.57%) Linux
8 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (14.29%) Coaching
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Korn
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSA
3 5 (14.29%) MCDST
4 4 (11.43%) MCP
5 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (8.57%) MCITP
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) MOS
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PMP
7 1 (2.86%) VCAP
7 1 (2.86%) VCP5
7 1 (2.86%) VCP6
7 1 (2.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (11.43%) SCOM
4 3 (8.57%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.86%) CSIRT
6 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) McAfee
4 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 7 (20.00%) EMC
5 7 (20.00%) Hitachi
6 5 (14.29%) Reuters
6 5 (14.29%) Wyse
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco
7 3 (8.57%) Varonis
8 2 (5.71%) FactSet
8 2 (5.71%) IBM
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.86%) Juniper
9 1 (2.86%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) Remedy
9 1 (2.86%) Sun
9 1 (2.86%) Veritas