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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 96 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 26 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.05% 0.60% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 2.11% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 24
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£275 £385 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +12.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £346 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £323
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -25.00%
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
508 710 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.49% 28.41% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 299 243
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 6 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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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 +12 16 £245 -36.36% 7
Slough +3 4 £275 -
Maidenhead - 4 £298 - 2
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (90.74%) Windows
3 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
4 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
5 33 (61.11%) MCP
6 32 (59.26%) ITIL
7 28 (51.85%) Windows 7
8 24 (44.44%) DV Cleared
8 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
8 24 (44.44%) Configuration Management
9 23 (42.59%) HP
10 22 (40.74%) Symantec
10 22 (40.74%) SLA
11 18 (33.33%) MS Visio
12 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
12 16 (29.63%) MCITP
13 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (25.93%) SCCM
15 12 (22.22%) VMware
15 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
15 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
16 11 (20.37%) SQL
16 11 (20.37%) SCOM
17 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
17 10 (18.52%) Degree
18 9 (16.67%) MCTS
18 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
18 9 (16.67%) DNS
18 9 (16.67%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 9 (16.67%) Lync
4 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Documentum
7 2 (3.70%) IIS
8 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.41%) MS Office
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) Firewall
3 5 (9.26%) VLAN
3 5 (9.26%) SAN
3 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.26%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) PBX
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 3 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.70%) SNMP
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (1.85%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.85%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 20 (37.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Field Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Wintel Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Office 365 Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Service Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Online Games
5 1 (1.85%) Kindle
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) PDA
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) ITIL
2 24 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Network Management
5 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.41%) Service Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.56%) Project Management
7 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.56%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 3 (5.56%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.56%) Validation
7 3 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (61.11%) MCP
3 24 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.63%) MCITP
5 10 (18.52%) Degree
6 9 (16.67%) MCTS
6 9 (16.67%) MCSA
7 4 (7.41%) MCSD
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) MOS
9 1 (1.85%) MCDST
9 1 (1.85%) CCNA
9 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (79.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) XenApp
5 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.70%) Samba
6 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 11 (20.37%) SCOM
3 4 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.56%) WMI
4 3 (5.56%) WSUS
4 3 (5.56%) HP SIM
4 3 (5.56%) SCSM
5 1 (1.85%) MOM
5 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.85%) Netcool
5 1 (1.85%) Nagios
5 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (42.59%) HP
3 22 (40.74%) Symantec
4 12 (22.22%) VMware
5 7 (12.96%) Cisco
5 7 (12.96%) Citrix
6 6 (11.11%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
7 5 (9.26%) McAfee
8 3 (5.56%) Avaya
9 2 (3.70%) Websense
9 2 (3.70%) Brocade
9 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.85%) Remedy
10 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.85%) Postini
10 1 (1.85%) BT
10 1 (1.85%) SurfControl
10 1 (1.85%) CA
Reading, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £34000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago