The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 111 126
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 1.96% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Average daily rate £333 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £197 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £318 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.84 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £18.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-16.44% -0.54%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
705 562 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.09% 22.65% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 205 294
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 13
Average hourly rate £15.38 £18.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.46 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 15 £278 +11.00% 8
Slough +8 3 - - 1
Bracknell -5 1 £300 - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (91.30%) Windows
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (39.13%) Degree
7 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 16 (34.78%) IIS
8 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
9 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (23.91%) MCSD
11 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
12 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
12 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
12 10 (21.74%) VMware
13 9 (19.57%) Remedy
13 9 (19.57%) Problem Management
14 8 (17.39%) Blackberry
14 8 (17.39%) DRM
14 8 (17.39%) VLAN
14 8 (17.39%) MCTS
14 8 (17.39%) .NET
14 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.39%) A+ Certification
15 7 (15.22%) Citrix
15 7 (15.22%) Cisco
15 7 (15.22%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
1 16 (34.78%) IIS
2 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.70%) Lync
5 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) Apache
6 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) VLAN
1 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) VoIP
4 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 4 (8.70%) LAN
5 3 (6.52%) ISDN
5 3 (6.52%) HTTP
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) RTP
5 3 (6.52%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 2 (4.35%) LDAP
6 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (2.17%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.52%) Publishing
2 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Support
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) XSD
2 3 (6.52%) WCF
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.52%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
6 5 (10.87%) UNIX
7 3 (6.52%) Windows NT
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.39%) DRM
4 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
4 7 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.17%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.17%) Migration
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
2 6 (13.04%) C++
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.52%) C
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (39.13%) Degree
3 11 (23.91%) MCSD
4 8 (17.39%) MCTS
4 8 (17.39%) A+ Certification
5 7 (15.22%) MCP
6 6 (13.04%) CCA
6 6 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (13.04%) CCNA
7 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (8.70%) MCDBA
8 3 (6.52%) RHCE
8 3 (6.52%) CCVP
8 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.35%) MCITP
9 2 (4.35%) MCSA
9 2 (4.35%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.52%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 3 (6.52%) XenServer
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.35%) NLBS
6 1 (2.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Foglight
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Remedy
4 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) Altiris
6 5 (10.87%) HP
7 4 (8.70%) Oracle
8 3 (6.52%) IBM
8 3 (6.52%) Veritas
8 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago