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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / London
Rank 311 347 276
Rank change year-on-year +36 -71  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 89 81 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 2.10% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 94
Median daily rate £375 £300 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £177 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.31% -16.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 22 £323 +9.32% 9
Enfield - 4 - -
Croydon - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (77.06%) Windows
3 108 (63.53%) Microsoft
4 102 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 79 (46.47%) Windows Server
6 63 (37.06%) VMware
7 61 (35.88%) ITIL
8 57 (33.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (27.65%) Citrix
9 47 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (27.06%) MS Exchange
10 46 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (26.47%) PowerShell
12 43 (25.29%) MS Excel
13 40 (23.53%) CCNA
14 39 (22.94%) SCCM
14 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (22.35%) MCP
16 37 (21.76%) MCSA
17 35 (20.59%) Cisco
17 35 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (20.59%) Office 365
18 34 (20.00%) Hyper-V
19 33 (19.41%) Windows 7
19 33 (19.41%) Firewall
20 32 (18.82%) LAN
21 31 (18.24%) WAN
21 31 (18.24%) Finance
22 30 (17.65%) MS Office
23 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related 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 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.71%) Skype for Business
3 20 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.59%) SharePoint
5 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (7.06%) IIS
7 6 (3.53%) Apache
7 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.35%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.18%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.59%) Confluence
11 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.59%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (25.29%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.65%) MS Office
3 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Eikon
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (20.59%) Office 365
3 13 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.47%) IaaS
5 8 (4.71%) OneDrive
5 8 (4.71%) PaaS
6 7 (4.12%) SaaS
7 5 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.76%) GitHub
9 2 (1.18%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.41%) Firewall
2 32 (18.82%) LAN
3 31 (18.24%) WAN
4 27 (15.88%) SAN
5 21 (12.35%) DNS
5 21 (12.35%) Internet
6 18 (10.59%) Skype
7 17 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 17 (10.00%) VPN
8 14 (8.24%) DHCP
8 14 (8.24%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (8.24%) Wireless
9 13 (7.65%) NAS
10 10 (5.88%) VLAN
11 8 (4.71%) Ethernet
11 8 (4.71%) VoIP
12 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (4.12%) SSL
12 7 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Power BI
7 1 (0.59%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.76%) CruiseControl
3 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 31 (18.24%) Finance
2 12 (7.06%) Banking
2 12 (7.06%) Retail
3 9 (5.29%) Legal
4 6 (3.53%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Law
6 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Games
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (19.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.76%) Architect
4 18 (10.59%) Analyst
5 14 (8.24%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.65%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) Server Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.88%) Consultant
8 10 (5.88%) IT Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.71%) Active Directory Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.12%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.53%) Middleware
2 5 (2.94%) .NET
2 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.94%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) WCF
4 3 (1.76%) SAML
4 3 (1.76%) WAP
4 3 (1.76%) WF
5 2 (1.18%) HTML
5 2 (1.18%) J2EE
5 2 (1.18%) JSP
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) Servlets
5 2 (1.18%) SOAP
5 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.59%) COM
6 1 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.59%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Blackberry
1 15 (8.82%) Clustering
1 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.47%) Replication
3 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.71%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.12%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.53%) PKI
7 5 (2.94%) NHS
7 5 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.35%) BYOD
8 4 (2.35%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.76%) EPoS
9 3 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 131 (77.06%) Windows
2 79 (46.47%) Windows Server
3 57 (33.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (19.41%) Windows 7
6 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (11.18%) Windows 10
8 18 (10.59%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.47%) Linux
10 9 (5.29%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.53%) Android
11 6 (3.53%) Unix
12 4 (2.35%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.59%) CentOS
14 1 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.88%) ITIL
2 23 (13.53%) Migration
3 21 (12.35%) Change Management
4 13 (7.65%) Problem Management
5 11 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 10 (5.88%) Time Management
7 9 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.29%) Service Management
7 9 (5.29%) TOGAF
7 9 (5.29%) Validation
8 8 (4.71%) DevOps
8 8 (4.71%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.12%) Project Management
9 7 (4.12%) Server Building
10 6 (3.53%) Business Analysis
10 6 (3.53%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.18%) SQL
3 7 (4.12%) C#
4 5 (2.94%) Python
5 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.35%) Java
6 2 (1.18%) VBScript
7 1 (0.59%) C
7 1 (0.59%) C++
7 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 170 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (23.53%) CCNA
4 38 (22.35%) MCP
5 37 (21.76%) MCSA
6 27 (15.88%) MCITP
7 23 (13.53%) Degree
8 21 (12.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (8.82%) MCDST
10 13 (7.65%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (7.65%) MCTS
11 12 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (6.47%) CCNP
12 11 (6.47%) Security Cleared
13 10 (5.88%) CCIE
14 8 (4.71%) ACDT
14 8 (4.71%) ACHDS
14 8 (4.71%) ACTC
14 8 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (4.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) GCP
4 1 (0.59%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 102 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.47%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.29%) vSphere
6 8 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (4.12%) XenApp
8 4 (2.35%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.76%) UAG
9 3 (1.76%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.18%) Docker
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.59%) NDS
11 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (22.94%) SCCM
2 18 (10.59%) SCOM
3 10 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.12%) Puppet
5 6 (3.53%) vMotion
5 6 (3.53%) WMI
5 6 (3.53%) WSUS
6 5 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.94%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.35%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.35%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.76%) Ansible
8 3 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 108 (63.53%) Microsoft
2 63 (37.06%) VMware
3 47 (27.65%) Citrix
4 35 (20.59%) Cisco
5 18 (10.59%) HP
6 16 (9.41%) Apple
6 16 (9.41%) NetApp
7 13 (7.65%) EMC
8 10 (5.88%) Oracle
8 10 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.29%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.71%) Symantec
11 6 (3.53%) Forcepoint
11 6 (3.53%) Intel
11 6 (3.53%) Intel Security
11 6 (3.53%) Sophos
12 5 (2.94%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.94%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.35%) CA
13 4 (2.35%) Lumension
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