Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 431 375
Rank change year-on-year +3 -56 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 200 188 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.42% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 129 145
London median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £120
90th Percentile £500 £469 £475
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
London median hourly rate £25.00 £16.33 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.14% -16.73% +15.32%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.83 £18.25
% change year-on-year -20.79% +14.14% -3.77%

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 7733 7763 7559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.62% 17.16% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5147 5013 4992
London median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 112 145
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.37 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.28% -3.18% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.55 £12.11
90th Percentile £48.47 £49.92 £48.38
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +3 39 £344 -14.06% 7
West London 0 15 £325 +35.42% 5
North London -5 4 £500 +233.33%
East London -11 3 £190 +18.75% 2
South London -30 2 £325 -23.53% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (69.50%) Windows
3 99 (49.50%) Active Directory
4 92 (46.00%) Microsoft
5 82 (41.00%) ITIL
6 74 (37.00%) Citrix
7 71 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 70 (35.00%) Windows Server
9 68 (34.00%) Office 365
10 67 (33.50%) Finance
11 63 (31.50%) VMware
12 59 (29.50%) MCSA
13 57 (28.50%) Microsoft Office
14 52 (26.00%) Windows 7
15 49 (24.50%) SCCM
16 48 (24.00%) MS Exchange
17 45 (22.50%) MCP
18 44 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (19.00%) LAN
21 37 (18.50%) Blackberry
22 36 (18.00%) Cisco
22 36 (18.00%) Windows 10
22 36 (18.00%) PowerShell
23 35 (17.50%) SQL
24 34 (17.00%) Apple
25 33 (16.50%) TCP/IP
26 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
26 32 (16.00%) MCDST
27 30 (15.00%) SLA

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 48 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.00%) IBM Notes
3 12 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.50%) IIS
7 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.00%) Apache
8 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (28.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Eikon
2 1 (0.50%) Relativity
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (35.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (34.00%) Office 365
3 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.00%) IaaS
6 7 (3.50%) SaaS
7 6 (3.00%) Mimecast
8 5 (2.50%) G Suite
9 4 (2.00%) PaaS
10 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.00%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.00%) Yammer
11 1 (0.50%) Akamai
11 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.00%) LAN
2 33 (16.50%) TCP/IP
3 30 (15.00%) SAN
4 26 (13.00%) DNS
4 26 (13.00%) Wireless
5 24 (12.00%) WAN
6 22 (11.00%) DHCP
7 20 (10.00%) Firewall
8 19 (9.50%) Internet
9 18 (9.00%) Ethernet
10 15 (7.50%) VPN
11 9 (4.50%) Skype
12 7 (3.50%) VoIP
13 5 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.50%) NAS
13 5 (2.50%) VLAN
14 3 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.50%) SMTP
14 3 (1.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.50%) QlikView
5 9 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.00%) OLAP
6 6 (3.00%) OLTP
6 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.50%) Big Data
7 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.50%) YouTrack
General
1 67 (33.50%) Finance
2 28 (14.00%) Banking
3 15 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.00%) Law
5 7 (3.50%) Advertising
6 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.50%) German Language
7 5 (2.50%) Legal
8 3 (1.50%) French Language
9 2 (1.00%) Electronics
9 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.00%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) Front Office
10 1 (0.50%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Retail
10 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 31 (15.50%) Analyst
3 27 (13.50%) Architect
4 25 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) Consultant
5 18 (9.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (6.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (5.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 11 (5.50%) Developer
10 10 (5.00%) Application Security Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (5.00%) Security Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.00%) MDX
2 4 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.50%) Middleware
4 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 2 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.50%) WAP
5 1 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.50%) Blackberry
2 23 (11.50%) Data Centre
3 18 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.50%) Client/Server
4 17 (8.50%) Computer Science
5 15 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (6.50%) BYOD
7 10 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.50%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (2.50%) Replication
11 4 (2.00%) Clustering
11 4 (2.00%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.50%) Fintech
12 3 (1.50%) iPhone
12 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
13 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 2 (1.00%) HP Storage
13 2 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 139 (69.50%) Windows
2 70 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 52 (26.00%) Windows 7
4 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (18.00%) Windows 10
6 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (14.50%) Apple iOS
8 18 (9.00%) Linux
9 9 (4.50%) Android
10 6 (3.00%) Unix
10 6 (3.00%) VMS
10 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.00%) Solaris
11 4 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.00%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.50%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (41.00%) ITIL
2 27 (13.50%) Change Management
3 24 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (11.50%) Migration
5 18 (9.00%) Project Management
5 18 (9.00%) Time Management
6 17 (8.50%) PRINCE2
6 17 (8.50%) Validation
7 15 (7.50%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.50%) TOGAF
9 11 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.50%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (5.00%) Security Testing
10 10 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (4.50%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.50%) ETL
11 9 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.50%) SQL
3 19 (9.50%) Java
4 6 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (1.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.00%) C#
6 2 (1.00%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) REXX
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (29.50%) MCSA
3 45 (22.50%) MCP
4 32 (16.00%) MCDST
5 28 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (13.50%) Degree
6 27 (13.50%) MCITP
7 25 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (12.00%) CCNA
9 19 (9.50%) MCSM
10 18 (9.00%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (8.50%) ACHDS
11 17 (8.50%) Network+ Certification
12 16 (8.00%) A+ Certification
12 16 (8.00%) ACDT
12 16 (8.00%) ACTC
13 14 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (5.50%) CISSP
15 10 (5.00%) CEH
15 10 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.00%) SLA
2 9 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 99 (49.50%) Active Directory
2 44 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (4.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.50%) vSphere
7 7 (3.50%) XenApp
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.00%) XenServer
9 1 (0.50%) Docker
9 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (24.50%) SCCM
2 19 (9.50%) SCOM
3 11 (5.50%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.50%) DameWare
4 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.00%) WSUS
6 5 (2.50%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.50%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.00%) SmoothWall
9 2 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 92 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 74 (37.00%) Citrix
3 63 (31.50%) VMware
4 36 (18.00%) Cisco
5 34 (17.00%) Apple
6 30 (15.00%) HP
7 24 (12.00%) Oracle
8 17 (8.50%) Bloomberg
9 15 (7.50%) Reuters
10 13 (6.50%) Veeam
11 12 (6.00%) Lotus
11 12 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 11 (5.50%) CheckPoint
12 11 (5.50%) Sophos
13 10 (5.00%) NetApp
14 9 (4.50%) EMC
14 9 (4.50%) FactSet
14 9 (4.50%) RedGate
15 8 (4.00%) AppSense
15 8 (4.00%) Wyse