The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 0.86% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 3.54% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Median daily rate £375 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £126 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £348 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +23.87%
MCSE
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
628 621 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.73% 24.21% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 313 306
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -1 5 £400 +190.90% 1
Slough +6 1 £325 - 1
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (87.50%) Windows
3 41 (85.42%) Microsoft
4 30 (62.50%) MS Excel
5 21 (43.75%) Degree
5 21 (43.75%) Computer Science
6 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 19 (39.58%) Mentoring
7 19 (39.58%) Hyper-V
8 17 (35.42%) DNS
9 16 (33.33%) VPN
9 16 (33.33%) MCSA
9 16 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 15 (31.25%) MS Office
10 15 (31.25%) CSS
10 15 (31.25%) MCSD
10 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
11 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
12 13 (27.08%) IPv6
12 13 (27.08%) DHCP
12 13 (27.08%) HTTP
12 13 (27.08%) IPsec
12 13 (27.08%) Software-Defined Networking
12 13 (27.08%) Public Cloud
13 12 (25.00%) Presales
13 12 (25.00%) Process Improvement
13 12 (25.00%) Workflow
13 12 (25.00%) Marketing
13 12 (25.00%) .NET
13 12 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.25%) MS Office
3 6 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) DNS
2 16 (33.33%) VPN
3 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (27.08%) DHCP
4 13 (27.08%) HTTP
4 13 (27.08%) IPsec
4 13 (27.08%) IPv6
4 13 (27.08%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (18.75%) Skype
6 6 (12.50%) BGP
7 4 (8.33%) Firewall
8 3 (6.25%) Internet
8 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless Security
9 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
9 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.08%) LAN
10 1 (2.08%) VoIP
10 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 2 (4.17%) Datazen
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 12 (25.00%) Marketing
2 11 (22.92%) German Language
3 5 (10.42%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) Escalation Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Support
3 7 (14.58%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Technical Support
4 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) Products Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Product Support
8 2 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Escalation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) CSS
2 12 (25.00%) .NET
3 9 (18.75%) XML
4 5 (10.42%) ADO.NET
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.17%) ADO
5 2 (4.17%) Autofac
5 2 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.17%) ODBC
5 2 (4.17%) OLE
5 2 (4.17%) OLE DB
5 2 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.08%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 21 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 13 (27.08%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.67%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Mentoring
2 16 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 12 (25.00%) Presales
3 12 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 12 (25.00%) Workflow
4 10 (20.83%) ITIL
5 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Security Management
8 2 (4.17%) Coaching
8 2 (4.17%) Content Development
8 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (4.17%) Memory Management
8 2 (4.17%) Open Source
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.75%) C#
2 9 (18.75%) C++
3 8 (16.67%) C
4 7 (14.58%) VB
4 7 (14.58%) VBScript
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) R
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (43.75%) Degree
3 16 (33.33%) MCSA
4 15 (31.25%) MCSD
5 11 (22.92%) MCITP
6 9 (18.75%) MCDST
7 8 (16.67%) MCP
8 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.25%) CCNA
10 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.25%) CISSP
10 3 (6.25%) MCAD
10 3 (6.25%) MCPD
10 3 (6.25%) MCTS
11 2 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
12 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Hyper-V
2 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 3 (6.25%) UAG
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
5 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (20.83%) WSUS
3 4 (8.33%) SCOM
4 2 (4.17%) Perfmon
4 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (85.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) HP
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp
6 1 (2.08%) NetScout