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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 104 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 1.04% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 5.03% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Median daily rate £363 £275 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £136 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £273
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +19.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
690 497 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.98% 20.66% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 213 286
Median daily rate £390 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £21.55 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £39.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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
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 28 June 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 -3 12 £400 +63.26% 1
Slough +2 1 £325 -18.75% 2
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (89.66%) Windows
3 50 (86.21%) Microsoft
4 36 (62.07%) MS Excel
5 23 (39.66%) Windows Server
6 22 (37.93%) MS Office
7 21 (36.21%) Degree
7 21 (36.21%) Computer Science
8 19 (32.76%) Hyper-V
8 19 (32.76%) Mentoring
9 18 (31.03%) MCITP
9 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
10 17 (29.31%) DNS
11 16 (27.59%) VPN
11 16 (27.59%) MCSA
11 16 (27.59%) MCDST
11 16 (27.59%) Load Balancing
11 16 (27.59%) Skype
12 15 (25.86%) German Language
12 15 (25.86%) MCSD
12 15 (25.86%) CSS
12 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
13 14 (24.14%) Public Cloud
14 13 (22.41%) Software-Defined Networking
14 13 (22.41%) DHCP
14 13 (22.41%) HTTP
14 13 (22.41%) IPv6
14 13 (22.41%) IPsec
15 12 (20.69%) Workflow
15 12 (20.69%) 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 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (62.07%) MS Excel
2 22 (37.93%) MS Office
3 6 (10.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) DNS
2 16 (27.59%) Skype
2 16 (27.59%) VPN
3 15 (25.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (22.41%) DHCP
4 13 (22.41%) HTTP
4 13 (22.41%) IPsec
4 13 (22.41%) IPv6
4 13 (22.41%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (10.34%) BGP
6 4 (6.90%) Firewall
7 3 (5.17%) Internet
7 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless Security
8 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.72%) LAN
9 1 (1.72%) VoIP
9 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Datazen
3 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 15 (25.86%) German Language
2 12 (20.69%) Marketing
3 9 (15.52%) French Language
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Technical Support
3 8 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Escalation Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Network Support
4 7 (12.07%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Products Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Product Support
8 3 (5.17%) IT Support
9 2 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Escalation Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) CSS
2 12 (20.69%) .NET
3 9 (15.52%) XML
4 5 (8.62%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.45%) ADO
5 2 (3.45%) Autofac
5 2 (3.45%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.45%) ODBC
5 2 (3.45%) OLE
5 2 (3.45%) OLE DB
5 2 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (3.45%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.72%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Computer Science
2 14 (24.14%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 52 (89.66%) Windows
2 23 (39.66%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.24%) Linux
4 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.34%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Mentoring
2 16 (27.59%) Load Balancing
3 12 (20.69%) ITIL
3 12 (20.69%) Presales
3 12 (20.69%) Process Improvement
3 12 (20.69%) Workflow
4 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.17%) Identity Management
8 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.17%) Security Management
8 3 (5.17%) Time Management
9 2 (3.45%) Coaching
9 2 (3.45%) Content Development
9 2 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.45%) Memory Management
9 2 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) C++
3 8 (13.79%) C
4 7 (12.07%) VB
4 7 (12.07%) VBScript
5 6 (10.34%) SQL
6 4 (6.90%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) AWK
7 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) Java
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.45%) R
7 2 (3.45%) Scala
7 2 (3.45%) sed
7 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (36.21%) Degree
3 18 (31.03%) MCITP
4 16 (27.59%) MCDST
4 16 (27.59%) MCSA
5 15 (25.86%) MCSD
6 8 (13.79%) MCP
7 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 5 (8.62%) CCNA
8 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.17%) CISSP
9 3 (5.17%) MCAD
9 3 (5.17%) MCPD
9 3 (5.17%) MCTS
10 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (3.45%) HNC
10 2 (3.45%) RHCSA
11 1 (1.72%) CCA
11 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) Hyper-V
2 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.90%) XenServer
5 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.17%) UAG
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (17.24%) WSUS
3 3 (5.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) Perfmon
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
4 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
2 8 (13.79%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco
4 4 (6.90%) Remedy
5 3 (5.17%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) NetScout