Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 432 442
Rank change year-on-year -26 +10 -49
Contract jobs citing MCSE 173 199 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.54% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 131 130
London median daily rate £400 £325 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.75% +27.08%
10th Percentile £175 £140 £149
90th Percentile £541 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +53.14% -16.73%
10th Percentile £18.10 £25.00 £16.16
90th Percentile £24.64 £25.00 £20.50
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +5.52% -20.79% +14.14%

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 7,371 7,837 7,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.92% 16.72% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,736 5,208 5,084
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.35% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 180 110
London median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.49 £12.48
90th Percentile £54.10 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.21% +3.32% +5.26%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in London

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 16 November 2018. 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 -8 46 £420 +24.44% 20
West London 0 19 £301 -7.38% 15
East London -23 3 £175 -7.89% 6
North London -7 2 £140 -72.00% 1
South London -15 2 £200 -38.46% 6
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 173 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (77.46%) Windows
3 123 (71.10%) Microsoft
4 93 (53.76%) Active Directory
5 78 (45.09%) Windows Server
6 75 (43.35%) VMware
7 67 (38.73%) ITIL
8 61 (35.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 57 (32.95%) Office 365
10 47 (27.17%) SCCM
10 47 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 42 (24.28%) Windows 7
12 39 (22.54%) MCSA
13 37 (21.39%) Citrix
13 37 (21.39%) Finance
14 36 (20.81%) PowerShell
14 36 (20.81%) Windows 10
14 36 (20.81%) Data Centre
15 35 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (19.65%) MCP
16 34 (19.65%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (19.08%) MS Exchange
18 31 (17.92%) Migration
19 30 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
20 29 (16.76%) MCITP
21 27 (15.61%) SQL Server
21 27 (15.61%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (14.45%) CCNA
22 25 (14.45%) Windows Server 2012
23 24 (13.87%) vSphere

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 33 (19.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.51%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.31%) Confluence
8 3 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.73%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.73%) IIS
8 3 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.58%) Site Server
Applications
1 34 (19.65%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.78%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (32.95%) Office 365
2 47 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (9.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (8.67%) IaaS
6 11 (6.36%) PaaS
7 7 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.16%) SaaS
10 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.58%) iTunes
10 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.58%) Serverless
10 1 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.29%) DNS
2 22 (12.72%) Internet
2 22 (12.72%) LAN
3 20 (11.56%) VPN
4 19 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 17 (9.83%) DHCP
5 17 (9.83%) SAN
6 14 (8.09%) Firewall
6 14 (8.09%) Wireless
7 13 (7.51%) WAN
8 8 (4.62%) FCoE
9 7 (4.05%) DMZ
9 7 (4.05%) Skype
10 6 (3.47%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.47%) VoIP
11 5 (2.89%) Broadband
11 5 (2.89%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.89%) Network Security
12 4 (2.31%) VPLS
13 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.73%) OLTP
4 3 (1.73%) Power BI
4 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.16%) MySQL
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) OLAP
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.89%) JIRA
2 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.16%) MSI
4 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.58%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.58%) git-flow
4 1 (0.58%) Hudson
4 1 (0.58%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 37 (21.39%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Banking
3 10 (5.78%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.62%) Law
5 6 (3.47%) Legal
6 3 (1.73%) Back Office
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Advertising
7 2 (1.16%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) German Language
8 1 (0.58%) International Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.18%) Architect
2 23 (13.29%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.83%) Desktop Support
4 14 (8.09%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) Administrator
6 10 (5.78%) Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) IT Support
7 9 (5.20%) Consultant
7 9 (5.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (3.47%) Windows Consultant
10 6 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) AWS Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) OAuth
1 3 (1.73%) SAML
1 3 (1.73%) Web Services
2 1 (0.58%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.58%) Django
2 1 (0.58%) Java EE
2 1 (0.58%) LAMP
2 1 (0.58%) Node.js
2 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.58%) REST
2 1 (0.58%) SOAP
2 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
2 1 (0.58%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.09%) Clustering
3 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.62%) CLARiiON
4 8 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.05%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.05%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.89%) iPhone
7 5 (2.89%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.31%) CESG
8 4 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.73%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.73%) PKI
9 3 (1.73%) Replication
9 3 (1.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (77.46%) Windows
2 78 (45.09%) Windows Server
3 42 (24.28%) Windows 7
4 36 (20.81%) Windows 10
5 35 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (14.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (12.14%) Linux
8 13 (7.51%) Apple iOS
8 13 (7.51%) Mac OS
9 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.62%) Unix
11 7 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.47%) Android
13 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.31%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.73%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.73%) ITIL
2 31 (17.92%) Migration
3 27 (15.61%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.56%) Server Management
5 18 (10.40%) Change Management
5 18 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (8.09%) Project Management
6 14 (8.09%) Service Management
7 13 (7.51%) Customer Requirements
7 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (6.94%) ITSM
8 12 (6.94%) Validation
9 10 (5.78%) TOGAF
9 10 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.20%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.62%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (4.62%) PRINCE
11 8 (4.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.81%) PowerShell
2 24 (13.87%) SQL
3 8 (4.62%) C
4 5 (2.89%) Java
4 5 (2.89%) VBA
5 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.31%) VB
6 3 (1.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.73%) Python
7 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.16%) C#
7 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.16%) VBScript
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (22.54%) MCSA
3 34 (19.65%) MCP
4 30 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (16.76%) MCITP
6 25 (14.45%) CCNA
7 20 (11.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (10.98%) Security Cleared
9 18 (10.40%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (9.83%) SC Cleared
11 15 (8.67%) MCTS
12 12 (6.94%) Degree
13 10 (5.78%) Novell Certification
14 8 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (3.47%) CCA
15 6 (3.47%) CISSP
15 6 (3.47%) MCDST
15 6 (3.47%) PMI Certification
15 6 (3.47%) PMP
15 6 (3.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.40%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (53.76%) Active Directory
2 61 (35.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.87%) vSphere
4 21 (12.14%) Hyper-V
5 16 (9.25%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.20%) XenApp
7 8 (4.62%) IAG
7 8 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.62%) UAG
7 8 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (3.47%) vCloud
8 6 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (3.47%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.89%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.58%) Docker
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (27.17%) SCCM
2 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (7.51%) SCOM
3 13 (7.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (5.78%) NetBackup
5 9 (5.20%) AirWatch
5 9 (5.20%) XenMobile
6 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.89%) Puppet
8 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.31%) Terraform
8 4 (2.31%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.73%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.73%) CASB
9 3 (1.73%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 3 (1.73%) WSUS
10 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 123 (71.10%) Microsoft
2 75 (43.35%) VMware
3 37 (21.39%) Citrix
4 24 (13.87%) EMC
5 23 (13.29%) Cisco
6 18 (10.40%) HP
7 15 (8.67%) Apple
7 15 (8.67%) Bloomberg
8 14 (8.09%) Ivanti
9 10 (5.78%) McAfee
10 9 (5.20%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.62%) Reuters
12 7 (4.05%) FactSet
12 7 (4.05%) Google
12 7 (4.05%) Hitachi
12 7 (4.05%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.05%) Remedy
13 6 (3.47%) NetApp
13 6 (3.47%) Snow
13 6 (3.47%) Veeam