Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 424 432
Rank change year-on-year -35 +8 -82
Contract jobs citing MCSE 182 162 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 2.42% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 105
London median daily rate £338 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +15.63% +2.81%
10th Percentile £153 £130 £186
90th Percentile £635 £520 £475
England median daily rate £350 £344 £330
% change year-on-year +1.74% +4.24% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.74% +25.16%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.10 £13.63
90th Percentile £19.50 £23.50 £155.00
England median hourly rate £17.81 £16.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% -19.55% +11.11%

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 7,962 6,707 7,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.31% 16.86% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,112 4,575 5,385
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 116 115
London median hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +35.23% +25.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.16 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.44 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +9.09% +37.50%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -41 37 £350 +7.69% 17
West London -24 15 £340 +195.65% 13
North London +5 11 £450 -10.00%
South London -46 8 £825 +106.25% 5
East London -7 3 £230 -34.98% 4
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (69.23%) Windows
3 105 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 101 (55.49%) Microsoft
5 82 (45.05%) ITIL
6 72 (39.56%) Windows Server
7 62 (34.07%) MCSA
8 60 (32.97%) VMware
9 57 (31.32%) Office 365
10 54 (29.67%) MCP
11 50 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (25.82%) CCNA
12 47 (25.82%) Cisco
13 45 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
16 40 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (21.43%) SCCM
17 39 (21.43%) Finance
18 38 (20.88%) Citrix
19 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
20 35 (19.23%) Windows 10
21 34 (18.68%) LAN
21 34 (18.68%) MCITP
22 33 (18.13%) Windows 7
22 33 (18.13%) WAN
22 33 (18.13%) Firewall
23 32 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
24 31 (17.03%) Data Centre
25 27 (14.84%) VPN

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 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.04%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.49%) IIS
5 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.65%) Apache
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Elite 3E
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.10%) Workfront
2 1 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Eikon
2 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 57 (31.32%) Office 365
2 42 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.85%) Mimecast
6 5 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.10%) G Suite
7 2 (1.10%) IaaS
7 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.10%) PaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.55%) Serverless
8 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.68%) LAN
2 33 (18.13%) Firewall
2 33 (18.13%) WAN
3 27 (14.84%) VPN
4 22 (12.09%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.54%) DNS
5 21 (11.54%) Internet
6 18 (9.89%) DHCP
7 17 (9.34%) BGP
7 17 (9.34%) MPLS
8 16 (8.79%) OSPF
9 15 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (7.69%) VPLS
11 12 (6.59%) SAN
11 12 (6.59%) VoIP
12 11 (6.04%) DMZ
12 11 (6.04%) SSL
13 10 (5.49%) Skype
14 9 (4.95%) iSCSI
15 8 (4.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) MySQL
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.65%) Power BI
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.10%) OLTP
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) JIRA
1 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.55%) Hudson
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.55%) WinRunner
General
1 39 (21.43%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) Banking
2 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.30%) Legal
4 4 (2.20%) Advertising
4 4 (2.20%) Law
5 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (14.84%) Architect
2 26 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 23 (12.64%) Consultant
4 19 (10.44%) Analyst
4 19 (10.44%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.49%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (5.49%) IT Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) IT Support
8 10 (5.49%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Active Directory Consultant
9 9 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) SCCM Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) Web Services
2 4 (2.20%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.65%) .NET
3 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) WCF
4 1 (0.55%) WF
4 1 (0.55%) XMPP
4 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.95%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.30%) PKI
5 6 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.75%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Licensing
7 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.65%) Replication
8 3 (1.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.10%) iPhone
9 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (69.23%) Windows
2 72 (39.56%) Windows Server
3 45 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (19.23%) Windows 10
6 33 (18.13%) Windows 7
7 14 (7.69%) Linux
8 8 (4.40%) Apple iOS
8 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.75%) Android
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.65%) CatOS
11 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.65%) Unix
11 3 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (45.05%) ITIL
2 25 (13.74%) Migration
3 19 (10.44%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (9.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 10 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.49%) Incident Management
6 10 (5.49%) Service Management
6 10 (5.49%) Validation
7 9 (4.95%) Change Control
7 9 (4.95%) Change Management
7 9 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.40%) PRINCE
8 8 (4.40%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.40%) TOGAF
9 7 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.85%) CRM
9 7 (3.85%) DevOps
10 6 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.29%) SQL
2 25 (13.74%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.40%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.65%) C
4 3 (1.65%) VBA
4 3 (1.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.10%) C#
5 2 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (1.10%) Java
5 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.10%) Python
5 2 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) AWK
6 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.55%) sed
6 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (34.07%) MCSA
3 54 (29.67%) MCP
4 50 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (25.82%) CCNA
6 34 (18.68%) MCITP
7 23 (12.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (9.34%) Degree
9 15 (8.24%) CCIE
10 14 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (6.59%) MCTS
12 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
13 10 (5.49%) MCDST
13 10 (5.49%) SC Cleared
14 9 (4.95%) CCNP
14 9 (4.95%) CISSP
15 7 (3.85%) CCSA
16 6 (3.30%) A+ Certification
16 6 (3.30%) CCSP
17 5 (2.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 43 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (6.04%) vSphere
6 9 (4.95%) XenApp
7 6 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.75%) Docker
8 5 (2.75%) NFS
9 4 (2.20%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.65%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.65%) vCloud
10 3 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.65%) XenServer
11 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.55%) Firmware
12 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (21.43%) SCCM
2 8 (4.40%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.85%) SCOM
3 7 (3.85%) WSUS
4 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.20%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.65%) DameWare
5 3 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.65%) Nagios
5 3 (1.65%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.65%) vRealize
6 2 (1.10%) Ansible
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.10%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.10%) vMotion
7 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 101 (55.49%) Microsoft
2 60 (32.97%) VMware
3 47 (25.82%) Cisco
4 38 (20.88%) Citrix
5 27 (14.84%) CheckPoint
6 16 (8.79%) Apple
7 15 (8.24%) Juniper
8 14 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.04%) HP
10 10 (5.49%) NetApp
11 9 (4.95%) Reuters
12 7 (3.85%) AppDynamics
12 7 (3.85%) Bloomberg
12 7 (3.85%) EMC
12 7 (3.85%) Mercator
12 7 (3.85%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.85%) Veeam
13 6 (3.30%) McAfee
13 6 (3.30%) Oracle
13 6 (3.30%) SAP