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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 500 428 374
Rank change year-on-year -72 -54 +81
Contract jobs citing MCSE 77 44 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 1.05% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 33 44
10th Percentile £208 £313 £140
25th Percentile £403 £350 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £413 £350
Median % change year-on-year +21.21% +17.86% -12.50%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £441
90th Percentile £549 £575 £521
England median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £24.69 - -
Median hourly rate £25.09 - £21.00
75th Percentile £25.48 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £23.22 - £20.00
% change year-on-year - - -8.24%

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 5,948 4,209 3,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.54% 17.34% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,147 2,870 2,639
10th Percentile £375 £329 £305
25th Percentile £463 £425 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £700 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 67 54
10th Percentile £23.17 £20.40 £18.95
25th Percentile £25.68 £26.65 £22.61
Median hourly rate £44.13 £36.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +20.89% +6.30% +16.40%
75th Percentile £49.25 £49.80 £47.83
90th Percentile £63.55 £59.85 £52.78
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% +36.36% -8.03%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -18 29 £525 +2.44% 8
East London -4 4 £350 -17.65% 1
West London - 3 £375 - 1
South London - 1 £475 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
3 51 (66.23%) ITIL
4 42 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (51.95%) Active Directory
6 37 (48.05%) MCSA
7 36 (46.75%) CCNA
8 35 (45.45%) Degree
8 35 (45.45%) Azure
9 29 (37.66%) Windows
9 29 (37.66%) SCCM
10 28 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
11 27 (35.06%) Migration
12 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
13 25 (32.47%) MCP
14 24 (31.17%) PRINCE2
15 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 23 (29.87%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (24.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 19 (24.68%) VMware
17 16 (20.78%) Cisco
18 15 (19.48%) Finance
18 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
19 14 (18.18%) Public Sector
19 14 (18.18%) Change Management
20 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
21 12 (15.58%) SLA
21 12 (15.58%) SAN
21 12 (15.58%) Problem Management
22 11 (14.29%) XenApp

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 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (45.45%) Azure
2 28 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (29.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (12.99%) PaaS
5 9 (11.69%) IaaS
6 3 (3.90%) AWS
6 3 (3.90%) GitHub
6 3 (3.90%) SaaS
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Monitor
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.60%) GCP
8 1 (1.30%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) SAN
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
3 6 (7.79%) Junos
3 6 (7.79%) NetScaler
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) SMTP
5 3 (3.90%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) FTP
6 2 (2.60%) IPv4
6 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.60%) Network Security
6 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
6 2 (2.60%) Wireless
7 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.30%) NAS
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) GitLab
2 1 (1.30%) Gradle
2 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Maven
2 1 (1.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Public Sector
3 7 (9.09%) Electronics
3 7 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.09%) Marketing
3 7 (9.09%) Social Skills
3 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Architect
2 21 (27.27%) Azure Architect
3 16 (20.78%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Citrix Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Data Centre Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Data Centre Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Check Point Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) LDAP
1 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Replication
2 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.19%) BYOD
3 4 (5.19%) iPad
3 4 (5.19%) iPhone
4 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Housing Association
6 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) ITIL
2 27 (35.06%) Migration
3 24 (31.17%) PRINCE2
4 14 (18.18%) Change Management
5 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (15.58%) Problem Management
7 10 (12.99%) DevOps
7 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (11.69%) CI/CD
8 9 (11.69%) Information Security
8 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (11.69%) Project Delivery
8 9 (11.69%) Service Management
9 8 (10.39%) Agile
9 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 7 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) C#
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) Go
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (48.05%) MCSA
4 36 (46.75%) CCNA
5 35 (45.45%) Degree
6 25 (32.47%) MCP
7 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (24.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (7.79%) CCENT
9 6 (7.79%) JNCIA
9 6 (7.79%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (6.49%) CCIE
10 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
10 5 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (3.90%) CCA
12 3 (3.90%) CISSP
12 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) SLA
2 8 (10.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.30%) COBIT
3 1 (1.30%) DICOM
3 1 (1.30%) HL7
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) XenApp
3 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.90%) vSphere
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (2.60%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) NFS
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) Docker
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.30%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (37.66%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Terraform
3 8 (10.39%) SCOM
4 6 (7.79%) ZABBIX
5 5 (6.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (2.60%) Ansible
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.60%) SCSM
7 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.30%) Control-M
7 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.30%) Netcool
7 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.30%) QRadar
7 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.30%) vRealize
7 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (79.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) VMware
3 16 (20.78%) Cisco
4 11 (14.29%) Citrix
5 8 (10.39%) ServiceNow
6 7 (9.09%) SAP
7 6 (7.79%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.79%) Juniper
7 6 (7.79%) Veeam
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.60%) EMC
9 2 (2.60%) IBM
9 2 (2.60%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.60%) Mitel
9 2 (2.60%) Oracle
9 2 (2.60%) Shavlik
10 1 (1.30%) Okta
10 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.30%) Zerto