Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 454 416
Rank change year-on-year -29 -38 -101
Contract jobs citing MCSE 162 148 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.10% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 98 140
London median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +17.42% +3.13%
10th Percentile £160 £127 £200
90th Percentile £538 £529 £501
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
London median hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% -17.14% -10.74%
10th Percentile £18.95 £10.45 £12.85
90th Percentile £25.00 £18.55 £155.00
England median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £21.17
% change year-on-year +21.16% -24.40% +1.64%

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 7,642 7,041 7,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.58% 16.82% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,958 4,658 5,476
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 149 84
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.90 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +10.89% -4.24%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.34 £12.54
90th Percentile £48.29 £50.00 £50.51
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -38 37 £428 +37.90% 21
West London -22 22 £301 +20.40% 13
North London +8 10 £450 -10.00% 1
East London -18 4 £175 -68.89% 2
South London -34 2 £295 -26.25% 3
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (79.01%) Windows
3 103 (63.58%) Microsoft
3 103 (63.58%) Active Directory
4 83 (51.23%) Windows Server
5 74 (45.68%) VMware
6 69 (42.59%) ITIL
7 60 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (35.19%) Office 365
9 50 (30.86%) MCSA
10 48 (29.63%) SCCM
11 40 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 37 (22.84%) MCITP
13 36 (22.22%) Migration
14 35 (21.60%) MCP
15 34 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (20.37%) Windows 7
16 33 (20.37%) MS Exchange
17 29 (17.90%) Finance
17 29 (17.90%) Windows 10
18 27 (16.67%) SQL
18 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
18 27 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (16.05%) Citrix
19 26 (16.05%) Data Centre
20 25 (15.43%) CCNA
20 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
21 23 (14.20%) EMC
21 23 (14.20%) Cisco
21 23 (14.20%) Azure Active Directory

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 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.32%) IIS
5 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.62%) JBoss
8 1 (0.62%) nginx
8 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.23%) Workfront
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 57 (35.19%) Office 365
2 40 (24.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (14.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.23%) IaaS
7 2 (1.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.62%) G Suite
8 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.35%) DNS
2 17 (10.49%) Firewall
3 16 (9.88%) DHCP
4 14 (8.64%) LAN
5 13 (8.02%) SAN
5 13 (8.02%) VPN
6 9 (5.56%) Skype
6 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.94%) FCoE
8 7 (4.32%) Internet
8 7 (4.32%) WAN
9 6 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (3.09%) Wireless
11 4 (2.47%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.47%) Kerberos
11 4 (2.47%) Network Security
11 4 (2.47%) VoIP
12 3 (1.85%) DMZ
12 3 (1.85%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.09%) Power BI
4 4 (2.47%) MySQL
4 4 (2.47%) OLTP
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.62%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
1 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.62%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.62%) Hudson
2 1 (0.62%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.62%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 16 (9.88%) Banking
3 10 (6.17%) Legal
4 8 (4.94%) Law
5 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.47%) Advertising
6 4 (2.47%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) International Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) Military
8 1 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Architect
2 19 (11.73%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.11%) Consultant
4 15 (9.26%) Desktop Support
5 12 (7.41%) Analyst
5 12 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) IT Support
7 9 (5.56%) Administrator
8 8 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.94%) Windows Consultant
9 7 (4.32%) Active Directory Consultant
9 7 (4.32%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.70%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Office 365 Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) Web Services
2 3 (1.85%) .NET
2 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.85%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.62%) HTML
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.62%) WCF
3 1 (0.62%) WF
3 1 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.64%) Clustering
3 13 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.94%) CLARiiON
6 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.70%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.70%) Replication
6 6 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.70%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.09%) PKI
8 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.47%) CESG
8 4 (2.47%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (79.01%) Windows
2 83 (51.23%) Windows Server
3 34 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (20.37%) Windows 7
5 29 (17.90%) Windows 10
6 20 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (8.02%) Linux
8 9 (5.56%) Mac OS
9 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.47%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.85%) Android
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.62%) AIX
13 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) Unix
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.59%) ITIL
2 36 (22.22%) Migration
3 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (8.02%) Change Management
5 13 (8.02%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (6.79%) Service Management
7 10 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.17%) TOGAF
8 9 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.56%) PRINCE
8 9 (5.56%) Validation
8 9 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.94%) CRM
9 8 (4.94%) Network Load Balancing
10 7 (4.32%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.32%) ITSM
10 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.67%) SQL
2 21 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.56%) C
4 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.85%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.23%) C#
7 2 (1.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) Python
7 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (0.62%) AWK
8 1 (0.62%) Korn
8 1 (0.62%) Ruby
8 1 (0.62%) sed
8 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 162 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (30.86%) MCSA
3 37 (22.84%) MCITP
4 35 (21.60%) MCP
5 27 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (15.43%) CCNA
7 17 (10.49%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
8 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
9 14 (8.64%) MCTS
10 11 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (4.94%) Novell Certification
12 7 (4.32%) CCNP
12 7 (4.32%) Degree
13 6 (3.70%) MCDST
14 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 4 (2.47%) CCSE
15 4 (2.47%) MOS
16 3 (1.85%) AWS Certification
16 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.49%) SLA
2 4 (2.47%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (2.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) COBIT
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (63.58%) Active Directory
2 60 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (10.49%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (8.02%) vSphere
6 8 (4.94%) IAG
6 8 (4.94%) UAG
7 6 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.09%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.47%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.23%) Docker
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.23%) XenApp
11 1 (0.62%) NFS
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (29.63%) SCCM
2 15 (9.26%) SCOM
3 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (7.41%) AirWatch
4 12 (7.41%) XenMobile
5 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (5.56%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (4.32%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.47%) WSUS
10 3 (1.85%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.23%) CSIRT
11 2 (1.23%) DameWare
11 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.62%) Nagios
12 1 (0.62%) Netcool
12 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 103 (63.58%) Microsoft
2 74 (45.68%) VMware
3 26 (16.05%) Citrix
4 23 (14.20%) Cisco
4 23 (14.20%) EMC
5 15 (9.26%) McAfee
6 14 (8.64%) HP
6 14 (8.64%) SolarWinds
7 13 (8.02%) Apple
8 9 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.56%) Remedy
8 9 (5.56%) Reuters
9 7 (4.32%) Bloomberg
9 7 (4.32%) Hitachi
10 6 (3.70%) Mercator
10 6 (3.70%) SAP
11 5 (3.09%) NetApp
11 5 (3.09%) Snow
11 5 (3.09%) Wyse
12 4 (2.47%) AppDynamics