Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 405 464 434
Rank change year-on-year +59 -30 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 129 169 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.22% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 113 134
London median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £153 £175 £140
90th Percentile £604 £543 £500
England median daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -2.67% +15.38% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
London median hourly rate £46.40 £18.70 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.10% -25.20% +53.14%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.46 £17.55
% change year-on-year +20.31% -0.56% -13.66%

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 5,894 7,607 8,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.32% 16.17% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,983 4,894 5,426
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £466 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +3.50% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 192 174
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.08 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +10.97% +12.06%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.54 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.37 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.94% +1.49% -1.96%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 +44 32 £365 -8.75% 19
South London +48 5 - - 4
West London +14 4 £200 -33.55% 15
North London +13 4 £450 +221.43% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (78.29%) Windows
3 98 (75.97%) Microsoft
4 87 (67.44%) Active Directory
5 60 (46.51%) Windows Server
6 58 (44.96%) Office 365
7 56 (43.41%) VMware
8 43 (33.33%) Azure
9 40 (31.01%) MCSA
10 38 (29.46%) SCCM
11 35 (27.13%) PowerShell
12 32 (24.81%) DNS
13 31 (24.03%) MS Exchange
13 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (22.48%) DHCP
14 29 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (21.71%) Finance
16 27 (20.93%) Citrix
16 27 (20.93%) ITIL
17 26 (20.16%) Windows 7
18 25 (19.38%) Migration
19 24 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
20 22 (17.05%) SAN
21 21 (16.28%) XenApp
22 20 (15.50%) Degree
22 20 (15.50%) SQL
23 19 (14.73%) Hyper-V
24 18 (13.95%) 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 31 (24.03%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.40%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.43%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.33%) IIS
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.78%) Confluence
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) SAS
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (44.96%) Office 365
2 43 (33.33%) Azure
3 12 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.98%) PaaS
5 7 (5.43%) SaaS
6 5 (3.88%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.33%) AWS
7 3 (2.33%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.55%) IaaS
8 2 (1.55%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.81%) DNS
2 29 (22.48%) DHCP
3 22 (17.05%) SAN
4 14 (10.85%) Firewall
4 14 (10.85%) LAN
5 12 (9.30%) WAN
6 9 (6.98%) Kerberos
7 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.43%) Skype
9 6 (4.65%) VoIP
10 4 (3.10%) PBX
11 3 (2.33%) PSTN
11 3 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.33%) Wireless
12 2 (1.55%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.55%) NAS
13 1 (0.78%) Cisco PIX
13 1 (0.78%) Network Security
13 1 (0.78%) Softphone
13 1 (0.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.55%) Power BI
3 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) InstallShield
1 8 (6.20%) MSI
2 4 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.78%) Hudson
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) Front Office
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 29 (22.48%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.30%) Architect
4 11 (8.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.98%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) Applications Packager
7 8 (6.20%) Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) IT Support
8 7 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Active Directory Specialist
9 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) .NET
1 5 (3.88%) HTML
2 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) COM
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
3 1 (0.78%) SAML
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) XMPP
3 1 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.75%) Replication
2 6 (4.65%) User Experience
3 4 (3.10%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) e-Health
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) LIMS
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) PACS
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (78.29%) Windows
2 60 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (20.16%) Windows 7
5 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
6 18 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (13.18%) Linux
8 8 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.55%) CentOS
10 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Android
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) Unix
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) ITIL
2 25 (19.38%) Migration
3 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.75%) Application Packaging
5 10 (7.75%) ITIL V3
5 10 (7.75%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.43%) Project Management
7 6 (4.65%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (4.65%) SDLC
7 6 (4.65%) Service Management
7 6 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (3.88%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.88%) DevOps
8 5 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.88%) Time Management
9 4 (3.10%) CRM
9 4 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.10%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.10%) C#
3 4 (3.10%) VBScript
4 3 (2.33%) C++
4 3 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (31.01%) MCSA
3 20 (15.50%) Degree
4 16 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (10.85%) MCITP
5 14 (10.85%) MCP
6 13 (10.08%) CCA
6 13 (10.08%) CCNA
6 13 (10.08%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (10.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.65%) CCNP
9 6 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (3.88%) A+ Certification
11 4 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.55%) MCDST
12 2 (1.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) HL7
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (22.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.28%) XenApp
4 19 (14.73%) Hyper-V
5 18 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.30%) vSphere
7 10 (7.75%) XenDesktop
8 9 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.88%) Docker
10 4 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (29.46%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
3 7 (5.43%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (4.65%) SCOM
5 5 (3.88%) DatAdvantage
5 5 (3.88%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.88%) Terraform
5 5 (3.88%) WSUS
6 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.55%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.55%) Ansible
8 1 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.78%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.78%) vMotion
8 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (75.97%) Microsoft
2 56 (43.41%) VMware
3 27 (20.93%) Citrix
4 15 (11.63%) HP
5 11 (8.53%) Cisco
6 9 (6.98%) EMC
7 8 (6.20%) NetApp
7 8 (6.20%) Splunk
8 6 (4.65%) Novell
9 5 (3.88%) Apple
9 5 (3.88%) Hitachi
9 5 (3.88%) Symantec
9 5 (3.88%) Varonis
10 4 (3.10%) CommVault
10 4 (3.10%) Veritas
11 3 (2.33%) Dell
11 3 (2.33%) Kaseya
11 3 (2.33%) Sonus
11 3 (2.33%) TOWER Software
12 2 (1.55%) Meraki