Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 460 411
Rank change year-on-year -23 -49 -74
Contract jobs citing MCSE 148 160 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 2.19% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 110 137
London median daily rate £363 £334 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% -16.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £175 £140 £176
90th Percentile £538 £500 £493
England median daily rate £350 £334 £340
% change year-on-year +4.87% -1.84% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -8.88% -18.83%
10th Percentile £17.90 £10.45 £12.45
90th Percentile £25.00 £18.55 £20.00
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +5.52% -22.64% -1.02%

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 7,358 7,313 7,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.03% 16.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,772 4,808 5,144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £281 £289 £267
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 159 92
London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -1.58% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.03 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £35.67
England median hourly rate £24.04 £27.66 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.09% +8.47% +13.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 0 49 £420 +54.13% 16
West London -7 19 £301 -7.38% 8
East London -17 3 £175 -7.89% 6
North London -4 2 £140 -72.00% 2
South London -36 1 £200 -38.46% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (76.35%) Windows
3 97 (65.54%) Microsoft
4 86 (58.11%) Active Directory
5 74 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 66 (44.59%) VMware
7 59 (39.86%) ITIL
8 53 (35.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 52 (35.14%) Office 365
10 44 (29.73%) SCCM
11 38 (25.68%) Finance
12 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (22.30%) Windows 7
14 32 (21.62%) Citrix
15 30 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
16 29 (19.59%) MS Exchange
16 29 (19.59%) Migration
16 29 (19.59%) Data Centre
17 28 (18.92%) Windows 10
17 28 (18.92%) MCSA
18 27 (18.24%) MCP
18 27 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (17.57%) PowerShell
20 25 (16.89%) SQL Server
21 24 (16.22%) EMC
21 24 (16.22%) MCITP
22 23 (15.54%) Server Management
23 22 (14.86%) CCNA
24 21 (14.19%) LAN

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 29 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.70%) Confluence
4 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.35%) IIS
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 30 (20.27%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (35.14%) Office 365
2 34 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (5.41%) IaaS
6 4 (2.70%) PaaS
7 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.35%) SaaS
9 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.68%) iTunes
9 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.19%) LAN
2 17 (11.49%) DNS
3 16 (10.81%) Internet
3 16 (10.81%) SAN
3 16 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 16 (10.81%) Wireless
4 14 (9.46%) VPN
5 13 (8.78%) DHCP
6 12 (8.11%) Firewall
6 12 (8.11%) WAN
7 8 (5.41%) FCoE
8 6 (4.05%) DMZ
8 6 (4.05%) VoIP
9 5 (3.38%) IP Telephony
9 5 (3.38%) Network Security
10 4 (2.70%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.03%) Broadband
11 3 (2.03%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.03%) OLTP
3 3 (2.03%) Power BI
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.35%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.35%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 38 (25.68%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Law
4 6 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.05%) Legal
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) Advertising
6 3 (2.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.35%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) International Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (14.19%) Architect
2 20 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.11%) Administrator
4 11 (7.43%) Analyst
4 11 (7.43%) Consultant
4 11 (7.43%) Desktop Support
4 11 (7.43%) IT Support
5 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Consultant
7 6 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.05%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.38%) AWS Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.35%) OAuth
2 2 (1.35%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.11%) Clustering
3 9 (6.08%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.41%) CLARiiON
5 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.05%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.05%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.38%) iPhone
7 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.38%) Replication
8 4 (2.70%) CESG
8 4 (2.70%) PKI
9 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 113 (76.35%) Windows
2 74 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (22.30%) Windows 7
5 28 (18.92%) Windows 10
6 13 (8.78%) Linux
6 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.43%) Apple iOS
7 11 (7.43%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.38%) Android
9 4 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.03%) Unix
10 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.86%) ITIL
2 29 (19.59%) Migration
3 23 (15.54%) Server Management
4 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (10.14%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.78%) Change Management
7 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (7.43%) Project Management
8 11 (7.43%) Service Management
9 9 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.08%) TOGAF
9 9 (6.08%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (5.41%) PRINCE
11 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.73%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.51%) SQL
3 9 (6.08%) C
4 5 (3.38%) VBA
5 4 (2.70%) Java
5 4 (2.70%) VB
6 3 (2.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.35%) Python
7 2 (1.35%) VBScript
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (18.92%) MCSA
3 27 (18.24%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (18.24%) MCP
4 24 (16.22%) MCITP
5 22 (14.86%) CCNA
6 17 (11.49%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
9 12 (8.11%) MCTS
10 10 (6.76%) Degree
11 8 (5.41%) MCDST
11 8 (5.41%) Novell Certification
12 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 6 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (3.38%) CCNP
13 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
13 5 (3.38%) PMP
14 4 (2.70%) CISM
14 4 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 53 (35.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.78%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.78%) vSphere
5 8 (5.41%) IAG
5 8 (5.41%) UAG
5 8 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.03%) XenApp
9 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (29.73%) SCCM
2 13 (8.78%) SCOM
2 13 (8.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (8.11%) AirWatch
3 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (8.11%) XenMobile
4 10 (6.76%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.70%) Puppet
7 4 (2.70%) Terraform
8 3 (2.03%) CASB
8 3 (2.03%) CSIRT
8 3 (2.03%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.03%) WSUS
9 2 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 97 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 66 (44.59%) VMware
3 32 (21.62%) Citrix
4 24 (16.22%) EMC
5 19 (12.84%) Cisco
6 14 (9.46%) HP
7 13 (8.78%) Apple
7 13 (8.78%) McAfee
8 12 (8.11%) Bloomberg
9 11 (7.43%) Ivanti
10 8 (5.41%) Hitachi
10 8 (5.41%) Remedy
10 8 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.73%) Reuters
12 6 (4.05%) Snow
13 5 (3.38%) Adobe
13 5 (3.38%) FactSet
13 5 (3.38%) Oracle
14 4 (2.70%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.70%) Veeam