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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 98 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 1.14% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 4.33% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 2
Average daily rate £285 £204 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -52.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
605 716 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.81% 26.40% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 297 278
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £90.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 19 £285 +39.70% 10
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 37 (71.15%) Windows
3 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
4 22 (42.31%) ITIL
5 17 (32.69%) SLA
6 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
6 15 (28.85%) MCITP
7 14 (26.92%) MS Office
7 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
8 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 13 (25.00%) HP
8 13 (25.00%) MCDST
9 12 (23.08%) Skype
10 10 (19.23%) German Language
10 10 (19.23%) VMware
10 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
11 9 (17.31%) MCP
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (15.38%) DV Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (15.38%) Office 365
12 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
13 7 (13.46%) Linux
13 7 (13.46%) SQL
13 7 (13.46%) Remedy
13 7 (13.46%) CCNA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.92%) MS Office
3 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Office 365
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Skype
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) Intranet
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.92%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) SMTP
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Datazen
3 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (19.23%) German Language
2 7 (13.46%) French Language
3 3 (5.77%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Service Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
4 8 (15.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Technical Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Linux Support
6 6 (11.54%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.92%) ADO
1 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
1 1 (1.92%) Autofac
1 1 (1.92%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.92%) ODBC
1 1 (1.92%) OLE
1 1 (1.92%) OLE DB
1 1 (1.92%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (1.92%) XML
1 1 (1.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
1 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.92%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.69%) Unix
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.69%) Open Source
7 3 (5.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.85%) Line Management
8 2 (3.85%) Migration
8 2 (3.85%) Service Management
9 1 (1.92%) Change Control
9 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.92%) ITSM
9 1 (1.92%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.92%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (1.92%) Presales
9 1 (1.92%) Project Management
9 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.92%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Python
3 2 (3.85%) AWK
3 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) sed
3 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) C++
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) R
4 1 (1.92%) Scala
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (28.85%) MCITP
3 13 (25.00%) MCDST
4 9 (17.31%) MCP
5 8 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 7 (13.46%) CCNA
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (11.54%) HNC
7 6 (11.54%) RHCSA
8 4 (7.69%) MCSD
9 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.77%) MCSA
10 2 (3.85%) CCA
10 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) MCTS
11 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (44.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) XenApp
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) XenServer
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Nagios
1 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) HP
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Remedy
5 4 (7.69%) Altiris
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) BT
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
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