Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 467 437 419
Rank change year-on-year -30 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 156 209 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.63% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 136 111
London median daily rate £405 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -9.72% +10.77%
10th Percentile £175 £140 £138
90th Percentile £625 £538 £494
England median daily rate £395 £328 £330
% change year-on-year +20.61% -0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
London median hourly rate £18.85 £25.00 £18.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.60% +32.19% +12.91%
10th Percentile £18.00 £25.00 £16.16
90th Percentile £29.46 £25.00 £23.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.70% +2.00% -5.00%

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 7,124 7,944 7,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.12% 17.34% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,560 5,262 4,647
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 182 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +2.17% +1.55%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.55 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.63 £49.76
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.25
% change year-on-year +15.31% -9.05% -2.47%

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 21 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 2019. 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 -25 32 £415 +18.57% 18
West London +3 7 £260 -20.00% 22
North London -8 2 £140 -70.53%
East London -33 2 £600 +215.79% 3
South London -6 1 - - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (70.51%) Microsoft
3 104 (66.67%) Windows
4 68 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 58 (37.18%) Windows Server
6 53 (33.97%) ITIL
7 51 (32.69%) Office 365
8 49 (31.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 46 (29.49%) VMware
10 39 (25.00%) MCSA
11 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
12 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (21.79%) Finance
14 33 (21.15%) Citrix
14 33 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (20.51%) MCP
15 32 (20.51%) SCCM
15 32 (20.51%) Windows 7
15 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (19.23%) Cisco
16 30 (19.23%) Windows 10
16 30 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 29 (18.59%) LAN
18 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
19 27 (17.31%) Migration
20 25 (16.03%) Linux
20 25 (16.03%) WAN
21 24 (15.38%) Data Centre
21 24 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008

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 17 (10.90%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.97%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.56%) Confluence
7 4 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.92%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.64%) IIS
10 1 (0.64%) Site Server
Applications
1 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.05%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 51 (32.69%) Office 365
2 49 (31.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (11.54%) IaaS
4 17 (10.90%) PaaS
5 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (4.49%) SaaS
8 6 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.92%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.28%) Slack
11 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.64%) iTunes
11 1 (0.64%) Serverless
11 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.59%) LAN
2 25 (16.03%) WAN
3 21 (13.46%) DNS
4 20 (12.82%) Firewall
4 20 (12.82%) Internet
5 19 (12.18%) SAN
6 18 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 16 (10.26%) Wireless
8 13 (8.33%) VPN
9 12 (7.69%) DHCP
10 9 (5.77%) Skype
11 7 (4.49%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (3.85%) DMZ
13 5 (3.21%) Broadband
13 5 (3.21%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (3.21%) NetScaler
13 5 (3.21%) Network Security
14 4 (2.56%) Multicast
14 4 (2.56%) VoIP
14 4 (2.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.28%) Big Data
5 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) OLAP
6 1 (0.64%) OLTP
6 1 (0.64%) Power BI
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.21%) JIRA
3 4 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.92%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.92%) MSI
5 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.64%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.64%) git-flow
5 1 (0.64%) Hudson
5 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.64%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (21.79%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.85%) Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Law
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Billing
6 2 (1.28%) German Language
6 2 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 20 (12.82%) Architect
2 19 (12.18%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.90%) Desktop Support
4 13 (8.33%) Analyst
4 13 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Administrator
7 8 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.85%) Azure Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.92%) OAuth
2 3 (1.92%) SAML
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.64%) Django
3 1 (0.64%) Java EE
3 1 (0.64%) LAMP
3 1 (0.64%) LDAP
3 1 (0.64%) Node.js
3 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.64%) REST
3 1 (0.64%) SOAP
3 1 (0.64%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.21%) Clustering
5 5 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) iPhone
5 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.92%) iPad
7 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.92%) NHS
7 3 (1.92%) PKI
7 3 (1.92%) User Experience
8 2 (1.28%) Handset
8 2 (1.28%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 104 (66.67%) Windows
2 58 (37.18%) Windows Server
3 32 (20.51%) Windows 7
3 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (19.23%) Windows 10
5 25 (16.03%) Linux
6 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 10 (6.41%) Mac OS
9 10 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.13%) Unix
11 6 (3.85%) Android
12 5 (3.21%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.28%) CentOS
14 2 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.97%) ITIL
2 30 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (17.31%) Migration
4 24 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (12.18%) Change Management
6 15 (9.62%) Validation
7 13 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (7.69%) Project Management
9 11 (7.05%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (5.77%) DevOps
11 9 (5.77%) TOGAF
12 8 (5.13%) ITSM
12 8 (5.13%) Project Planning
12 8 (5.13%) Service Management
12 8 (5.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 7 (4.49%) Decision-Making
13 7 (4.49%) Proactive Monitoring
13 7 (4.49%) Storage Management
13 7 (4.49%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.33%) SQL
3 5 (3.21%) C
3 5 (3.21%) Java
3 5 (3.21%) VBA
4 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.92%) Python
6 2 (1.28%) C#
6 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.64%) C++
7 1 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.64%) Perl
7 1 (0.64%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (25.00%) MCSA
3 33 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (20.51%) MCP
5 22 (14.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (13.46%) CCNA
7 20 (12.82%) MCITP
8 18 (11.54%) Degree
9 14 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 11 (7.05%) CISSP
12 10 (6.41%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (6.41%) MCTS
12 10 (6.41%) RHCE
12 10 (6.41%) SC Cleared
13 8 (5.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (5.13%) CCA
13 8 (5.13%) CCIE
14 6 (3.85%) MCDST
15 5 (3.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 68 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.62%) vSphere
4 13 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.41%) XenApp
6 9 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.85%) vCloud
7 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.21%) XenServer
9 3 (1.92%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.28%) Docker
10 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.28%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.64%) NFS
11 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (20.51%) SCCM
2 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (4.49%) Puppet
2 7 (4.49%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.85%) SCOM
3 6 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (3.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.21%) Terraform
5 4 (2.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.92%) CASB
6 3 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.92%) WSUS
7 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 110 (70.51%) Microsoft
2 46 (29.49%) VMware
3 33 (21.15%) Citrix
4 30 (19.23%) Cisco
5 19 (12.18%) Ivanti
6 13 (8.33%) EMC
7 12 (7.69%) Bloomberg
7 12 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (7.05%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.77%) Splunk
10 7 (4.49%) Apple
10 7 (4.49%) Google
10 7 (4.49%) Juniper
10 7 (4.49%) Polycom
11 6 (3.85%) F5
11 6 (3.85%) Hitachi
11 6 (3.85%) IBM
11 6 (3.85%) IronPort
11 6 (3.85%) McAfee
11 6 (3.85%) Oracle