Period
to 6 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 6 July 2020 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
England > London
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 465 479
Rank change year-on-year +113 +14 -28
Contract jobs citing MCSE 49 139 168
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 2.16% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 96 118
Median daily rate £318 £409 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.32% +15.79% -5.87%
10th Percentile £153 £181 £160
90th Percentile £538 £625 £575
England median daily rate £400 £425 £356
% change year-on-year -5.88% +19.38% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £34.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.15% +53.38% +55.17%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year - +3.17% +17.48%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,525 6,445 7,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.91% 15.52% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,229 4,111 5,102
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 122 214
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +62.40% -12.30%
10th Percentile £19.99 £13.88 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £59.79 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.44%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSE in London.

Daily rate trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSE in London over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSE in London.

Hourly rate trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +99 8 £525 +45.83% 4
East London +46 5 £285 -41.54%
South London - 4 £270 - 1
West London +48 1 £375 +44.23% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (73.47%) Windows
3 35 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 30 (61.22%) Microsoft
5 28 (57.14%) VMware
6 27 (55.10%) Office 365
7 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (48.98%) Windows Server
8 21 (42.86%) Windows 10
9 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 16 (32.65%) Azure
10 16 (32.65%) DNS
11 15 (30.61%) Cisco
11 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (28.57%) SCCM
12 14 (28.57%) ITIL
13 13 (26.53%) DHCP
13 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (26.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
14 12 (24.49%) SAN
14 12 (24.49%) CCNA
14 12 (24.49%) MCSA
15 11 (22.45%) Citrix
15 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
16 10 (20.41%) Mimecast
16 10 (20.41%) Finance
17 9 (18.37%) Migration
17 9 (18.37%) Firewall
17 9 (18.37%) Hedge funds

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 27 (55.10%) Office 365
2 16 (32.65%) Azure
3 10 (20.41%) Mimecast
4 8 (16.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (12.24%) AWS
6 5 (10.20%) PaaS
6 5 (10.20%) SaaS
7 3 (6.12%) OneDrive
8 2 (4.08%) IaaS
9 1 (2.04%) GCP
9 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) DNS
2 13 (26.53%) DHCP
3 12 (24.49%) SAN
4 9 (18.37%) Firewall
5 7 (14.29%) LAN
5 7 (14.29%) WAN
6 6 (12.24%) Network Security
6 6 (12.24%) VPN
7 5 (10.20%) Kerberos
7 5 (10.20%) NetScaler
8 3 (6.12%) NAS
8 3 (6.12%) SSL
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.12%) VoIP
8 3 (6.12%) VPLS
9 2 (4.08%) Intranet
9 2 (4.08%) IPsec
9 2 (4.08%) SMTP
9 2 (4.08%) Wireless
10 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.08%) International Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (18.37%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
1 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
1 4 (8.16%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Hedge funds
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.08%) BYOD
5 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) iPad
5 2 (4.08%) iPhone
5 2 (4.08%) NHS
5 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.24%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) Mac OS X
7 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (2.04%) Android
9 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.04%) CentOS
9 1 (2.04%) Fedora
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.04%) Solaris
9 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.20%) Information Security
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.16%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Security Management
7 3 (6.12%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) C#
2 4 (8.16%) C++
2 4 (8.16%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) VBScript
3 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.08%) C
3 2 (4.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (24.49%) CCNA
3 12 (24.49%) MCSA
4 7 (14.29%) MCITP
5 5 (10.20%) CISSP
6 4 (8.16%) CCNP
6 4 (8.16%) CISA
6 4 (8.16%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
6 4 (8.16%) MCP
7 3 (6.12%) CCA
7 3 (6.12%) CIW
7 3 (6.12%) VCP6
8 2 (4.08%) GIAC
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.04%) PMP
9 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.20%) XenApp
5 4 (8.16%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.04%) Docker
7 1 (2.04%) NFS
7 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.04%) Samba
7 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
7 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.08%) Nessus
4 2 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.04%) Puppet
5 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.04%) vMotion
5 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 28 (57.14%) VMware
3 15 (30.61%) Cisco
4 11 (22.45%) Citrix
5 7 (14.29%) Dell
6 5 (10.20%) EMC
7 4 (8.16%) Meraki
8 3 (6.12%) Juniper
8 3 (6.12%) NVIDIA
9 2 (4.08%) Carbon Black
9 2 (4.08%) IBM
9 2 (4.08%) Ivanti
9 2 (4.08%) NetApp
9 2 (4.08%) Veeam
10 1 (2.04%) Adobe
10 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
10 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.04%) HP
10 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.04%) Reuters