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 June 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 329 276
Rank change year-on-year -19 -53  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 64 99 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 2.70% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 75 99
Median daily rate £370 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -41.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £17.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £15.20 £57.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 3388 3669 3639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.57% 16.93% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2547 2335
Median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +6.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 94
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -17 7 £286 -38.10% 6
Feltham - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (77.12%) Windows
3 91 (59.48%) Microsoft
4 90 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 68 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 55 (35.95%) VMware
7 52 (33.99%) ITIL
8 50 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (32.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 46 (30.07%) Office 365
11 42 (27.45%) PowerShell
12 40 (26.14%) MS Exchange
13 38 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (23.53%) Citrix
14 36 (23.53%) SCCM
15 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (22.88%) Hyper-V
15 35 (22.88%) Finance
16 34 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (22.22%) MCITP
17 33 (21.57%) SQL Server
18 31 (20.26%) HP
18 31 (20.26%) Firewall
19 30 (19.61%) CCNA
19 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
20 29 (18.95%) SAN
21 27 (17.65%) SQL
21 27 (17.65%) MCP
22 26 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
23 25 (16.34%) MCSA

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 40 (26.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.73%) Skype for Business
3 16 (10.46%) SharePoint
4 15 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.58%) IIS
7 5 (3.27%) Apache
8 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.96%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.31%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) CMS
11 1 (0.65%) SAS
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.23%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (32.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (30.07%) Office 365
3 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (7.84%) IaaS
6 10 (6.54%) SaaS
7 7 (4.58%) PaaS
8 4 (2.61%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.61%) Yammer
9 3 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.31%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.26%) Firewall
2 29 (18.95%) SAN
3 24 (15.69%) LAN
3 24 (15.69%) WAN
4 21 (13.73%) DNS
5 15 (9.80%) DHCP
5 15 (9.80%) NAS
5 15 (9.80%) Skype
6 14 (9.15%) VoIP
7 13 (8.50%) Remote Desktop
7 13 (8.50%) VPN
8 11 (7.19%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.88%) Internet
10 6 (3.92%) Wireless
11 5 (3.27%) SSL
11 5 (3.27%) VLAN
12 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.61%) MPLS
13 3 (1.96%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.27%) Big Data
5 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.61%) QlikView
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.31%) OLAP
8 2 (1.31%) OLTP
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.65%) MySQL
9 1 (0.65%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.31%) CruiseControl
2 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.31%) Subversion
2 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (22.88%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.92%) Law
6 5 (3.27%) Retail
7 4 (2.61%) Back Office
7 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.61%) Legal
8 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.31%) Electronics
9 2 (1.31%) French Language
9 2 (1.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.65%) Advertising
10 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (15.69%) Architect
1 24 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (13.07%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.15%) Server Engineer
4 13 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (8.50%) Analyst
4 13 (8.50%) Desktop Support
4 13 (8.50%) Technical Architect
5 12 (7.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Active Directory Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Consultant
9 8 (5.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) .NET
1 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.96%) HTML
2 3 (1.96%) Middleware
2 3 (1.96%) WAP
2 3 (1.96%) WCF
3 2 (1.31%) J2EE
3 2 (1.31%) JSP
3 2 (1.31%) MDX
3 2 (1.31%) SAML
3 2 (1.31%) Servlets
3 2 (1.31%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.31%) WF
4 1 (0.65%) COM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Clustering
2 14 (9.15%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.84%) Blackberry
4 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.19%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.88%) Replication
6 7 (4.58%) BYOD
7 6 (3.92%) PKI
8 5 (3.27%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.61%) NHS
9 4 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (1.31%) EPoS
11 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 118 (77.12%) Windows
2 68 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 50 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (19.61%) Windows 7
6 24 (15.69%) Windows 10
7 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (10.46%) Windows 8
9 14 (9.15%) Linux
10 8 (5.23%) Android
11 7 (4.58%) Unix
12 6 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
13 5 (3.27%) Solaris
13 5 (3.27%) Windows Vista
14 4 (2.61%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.96%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.96%) VMS
16 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.99%) ITIL
2 24 (15.69%) Migration
3 17 (11.11%) Change Management
4 15 (9.80%) TOGAF
5 12 (7.84%) DevOps
5 12 (7.84%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.54%) Project Management
7 9 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 9 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.23%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.23%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (4.58%) Data Security
9 7 (4.58%) Service Management
9 7 (4.58%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (3.92%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 27 (17.65%) SQL
3 5 (3.27%) Java
4 4 (2.61%) C#
4 4 (2.61%) Python
5 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.96%) VBScript
6 2 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (22.22%) MCITP
4 30 (19.61%) CCNA
5 27 (17.65%) MCP
6 25 (16.34%) MCSA
7 24 (15.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (9.80%) Degree
9 13 (8.50%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (6.54%) MCTS
10 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
10 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
11 9 (5.88%) CCIE
11 9 (5.88%) MCDST
12 6 (3.92%) A+ Certification
12 6 (3.92%) CCNP
12 6 (3.92%) CCSP
12 6 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) SLA
2 9 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.88%) Hyper-V
3 34 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.84%) vSphere
5 11 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (5.23%) XenApp
8 7 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.96%) UAG
10 3 (1.96%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (23.53%) SCCM
2 24 (15.69%) SCOM
3 10 (6.54%) vCenter Server
4 8 (5.23%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.27%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.61%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.61%) vMotion
7 4 (2.61%) WMI
7 4 (2.61%) WSUS
8 3 (1.96%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.96%) Puppet
8 3 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.65%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (59.48%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.95%) VMware
3 36 (23.53%) Citrix
4 31 (20.26%) HP
5 25 (16.34%) Cisco
6 11 (7.19%) Apple
7 10 (6.54%) CheckPoint
7 10 (6.54%) NetApp
7 10 (6.54%) Oracle
8 9 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.23%) 3PAR
9 8 (5.23%) EMC
9 8 (5.23%) Symantec
10 7 (4.58%) AppSense
11 6 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.27%) McAfee
12 5 (3.27%) Sophos
12 5 (3.27%) StorageTek
12 5 (3.27%) Sun
13 4 (2.61%) Intel
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