Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 415 411
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -46
Contract jobs citing MCSE 209 176 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 2.53% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 111 109
London median daily rate £325 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £138 £134
90th Percentile £538 £494 £475
England median daily rate £331 £330 £329
% change year-on-year +0.38% +0.38% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.91 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.19% +12.91% +6.21%
England median hourly rate £17.55 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.62% -5.00% +5.26%

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 7,965 6,970 7,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.25% 16.92% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,270 4,544 4,995
London median daily rate £488 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £260
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 124 122
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -0.93% +20.59%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.66 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.13 £49.76 £45.13
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -12 46 £350 -6.67% 24
West London -9 19 £325 +35.42% 10
South London -36 8 £825 +94.12% 5
East London -18 5 £190 +18.75% 5
North London -4 2 £475 +216.67% 5
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (68.90%) Windows
3 107 (51.20%) Active Directory
4 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
5 98 (46.89%) ITIL
6 73 (34.93%) Windows Server
7 71 (33.97%) Citrix
7 71 (33.97%) VMware
8 62 (29.67%) Office 365
9 60 (28.71%) Finance
10 59 (28.23%) MCP
10 59 (28.23%) MCSA
11 57 (27.27%) Windows 7
12 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 55 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
14 51 (24.40%) LAN
15 49 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 48 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
17 46 (22.01%) MS Exchange
17 46 (22.01%) Cisco
17 46 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 44 (21.05%) Windows 10
19 43 (20.57%) WAN
19 43 (20.57%) CCNA
20 40 (19.14%) SCCM
21 37 (17.70%) Blackberry
21 37 (17.70%) TCP/IP
22 36 (17.22%) Apple
23 34 (16.27%) Internet

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 46 (22.01%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.26%) IIS
4 10 (4.78%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.35%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.91%) Apache
8 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Eikon
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.67%) Office 365
2 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.78%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.91%) IaaS
7 3 (1.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) G Suite
8 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.96%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Akamai
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.40%) LAN
2 43 (20.57%) WAN
3 37 (17.70%) TCP/IP
4 34 (16.27%) Internet
5 31 (14.83%) DNS
5 31 (14.83%) Firewall
6 30 (14.35%) VPN
7 24 (11.48%) DHCP
8 22 (10.53%) Wireless
9 21 (10.05%) SAN
10 18 (8.61%) BGP
10 18 (8.61%) MPLS
11 16 (7.66%) Ethernet
11 16 (7.66%) OSPF
12 15 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (6.70%) VPLS
14 11 (5.26%) DMZ
14 11 (5.26%) SSL
15 10 (4.78%) VoIP
16 7 (3.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) MySQL
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.48%) OLAP
3 1 (0.48%) OLTP
3 1 (0.48%) QlikView
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.48%) JIRA
1 1 (0.48%) MSI
1 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (0.48%) YouTrack
General
1 60 (28.71%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Banking
3 9 (4.31%) Advertising
3 9 (4.31%) Law
4 7 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.39%) German Language
6 4 (1.91%) Legal
7 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 35 (16.75%) Architect
3 30 (14.35%) Analyst
4 25 (11.96%) Support Engineer
5 21 (10.05%) Consultant
6 19 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (7.18%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
10 11 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.78%) Application Security Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) IT Support
11 10 (4.78%) Security Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.39%) Web Services
2 4 (1.91%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.96%) .NET
3 2 (0.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.48%) MDX
4 1 (0.48%) WCF
4 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.70%) Blackberry
2 34 (16.27%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.66%) Client/Server
4 14 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.78%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (4.78%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.31%) BYOD
8 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (2.39%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.39%) Replication
9 5 (2.39%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.44%) Fintech
10 3 (1.44%) iPhone
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.96%) iPad
11 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (68.90%) Windows
2 73 (34.93%) Windows Server
3 57 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 49 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 44 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (12.44%) Apple iOS
7 18 (8.61%) Linux
8 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.39%) Android
9 5 (2.39%) Unix
9 5 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.96%) CatOS
11 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) SUSE
12 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (46.89%) ITIL
2 25 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (10.53%) Change Management
4 17 (8.13%) Migration
4 17 (8.13%) Validation
5 15 (7.18%) Time Management
6 14 (6.70%) Network Architecture
6 14 (6.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (5.74%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (5.74%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.78%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.78%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (4.78%) Security Testing
9 10 (4.78%) TOGAF
9 10 (4.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (4.31%) Change Control
10 9 (4.31%) Project Management
11 8 (3.83%) Business Analysis
11 8 (3.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.35%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.00%) SQL
3 18 (8.61%) Java
4 5 (2.39%) VBScript
5 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.96%) C
6 2 (0.96%) C#
6 2 (0.96%) Python
6 2 (0.96%) Ruby
6 2 (0.96%) VB
6 2 (0.96%) VBA
7 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.48%) REXX
7 1 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (28.23%) MCP
2 59 (28.23%) MCSA
3 48 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (20.57%) CCNA
5 30 (14.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (13.88%) MCDST
7 23 (11.00%) Degree
8 22 (10.53%) MCITP
9 18 (8.61%) CISSP
10 17 (8.13%) MCSM
11 16 (7.66%) CCIE
11 16 (7.66%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (7.18%) ACHDS
12 15 (7.18%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (6.70%) ACDT
13 14 (6.70%) ACTC
14 13 (6.22%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (6.22%) Security Cleared
15 12 (5.74%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.35%) SLA
2 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 107 (51.20%) Active Directory
2 46 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.13%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.66%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (7.18%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (5.74%) vSphere
7 11 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (4.78%) XenApp
9 8 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.39%) XenServer
11 4 (1.91%) Docker
11 4 (1.91%) NFS
12 3 (1.44%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.44%) vCloud
12 3 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.48%) Firmware
13 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (19.14%) SCCM
2 12 (5.74%) SCOM
3 11 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.31%) DameWare
5 8 (3.83%) WSUS
6 6 (2.87%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.44%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.44%) vRealize
10 2 (0.96%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.96%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.96%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.96%) Nagios
11 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.97%) Citrix
2 71 (33.97%) VMware
3 46 (22.01%) Cisco
4 36 (17.22%) Apple
5 27 (12.92%) CheckPoint
6 21 (10.05%) Oracle
7 19 (9.09%) Bloomberg
8 18 (8.61%) HP
9 17 (8.13%) Reuters
10 15 (7.18%) Juniper
11 14 (6.70%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.74%) NetApp
12 12 (5.74%) Veeam
13 11 (5.26%) FactSet
14 10 (4.78%) EMC
14 10 (4.78%) Lotus
15 9 (4.31%) SolarWinds
15 9 (4.31%) Wyse
16 7 (3.35%) Sophos