The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London / Croydon
Rank 27 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.15% - 2.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% - 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Croydon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 83 138 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 47.70% 49.46% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 116 26
Median daily rate £468 £486 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +34.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +186.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Croydon

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Croydon

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Croydon

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Croydon region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CCIE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Replication
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) VLAN
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) VLAN
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) High Availability
1 4 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCIE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft