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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 91 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.17% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 4.79% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 18
Median daily rate £275 £295 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +44.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +15.49%

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
527 605 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.46% 24.46% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 316 309
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 28
Median hourly rate £14.25 £55.55 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.34% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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
Bracknell - 5 £513 - 1
Reading -3 4 £180 -40.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (38.10%) Office 365
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Migration
5 6 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) MCSA
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) MCP
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (19.05%) CCNA
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
9 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.52%) Firewall
9 2 (9.52%) NetApp
9 2 (9.52%) Apple

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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (38.10%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) OneDrive
3 2 (9.52%) Yammer
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (4.76%) CloudFront
4 1 (4.76%) G Suite
4 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) FTP
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) IPsec
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Azure Consultant
1 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
1 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) MODAF
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Auditing
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCP
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CISA
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCDST
5 1 (4.76%) MCSD
5 1 (4.76%) MCTS
5 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Apple
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) CommVault
4 1 (4.76%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) IronPort
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec