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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 95 91 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 24 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 1.48% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 5.48% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +27.27%
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
708 694 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.45% 27.11% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 275 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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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 +8 16 £300 -25.00% 4
Bracknell +4 3 £380 +26.66%
Slough 0 1 - - 4
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Ascot - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (73.33%) Windows
3 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
5 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (31.11%) VMware
7 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
7 14 (31.11%) ITIL
8 13 (28.89%) Degree
8 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (26.67%) Cisco
10 11 (24.44%) DHCP
10 11 (24.44%) DNS
10 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
11 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.22%) CCNA
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (22.22%) MCTS
11 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (20.00%) HP
12 9 (20.00%) Citrix
12 9 (20.00%) .NET
13 8 (17.78%) SQL
13 8 (17.78%) Linux
13 8 (17.78%) MCP
13 8 (17.78%) CCA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.56%) IIS
4 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (11.11%) Lync
6 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.22%) ArcGIS
8 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) DHCP
1 11 (24.44%) DNS
2 8 (17.78%) VoIP
2 8 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.33%) Internet
5 5 (11.11%) RTP
5 5 (11.11%) ISDN
6 4 (8.89%) VPN
6 4 (8.89%) DMZ
7 3 (6.67%) HTTP
7 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) WAN
8 2 (4.44%) FTP
8 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.22%) NetScreen
9 1 (2.22%) SSL
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.22%) XSD
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
3 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Blog
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.78%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.89%) UNIX
7 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.67%) Windows NT
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (8.89%) Service Management
3 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Time Management
4 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.44%) Web Development
4 2 (4.44%) Validation
5 1 (2.22%) ITSM
5 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) MODAF
5 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.22%) SOA
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
5 1 (2.22%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 6 (13.33%) C++
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) C
4 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.67%) Korn
5 3 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Bourne shell
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (22.22%) MCTS
3 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (17.78%) MCP
5 8 (17.78%) CCA
5 8 (17.78%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (15.56%) MCITP
6 7 (15.56%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.11%) CCVP
7 5 (11.11%) HNC
8 4 (8.89%) MCSD
9 3 (6.67%) VCP4
9 3 (6.67%) VCAP
9 3 (6.67%) VCP5
10 2 (4.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.11%) vSphere
5 4 (8.89%) XenApp
6 3 (6.67%) NFS
6 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.67%) XenServer
7 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.44%) Xen
8 1 (2.22%) UAG
8 1 (2.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) VMware
3 12 (26.67%) Cisco
4 9 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle
5 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.67%) Symantec
6 3 (6.67%) Altiris
6 3 (6.67%) EMC
6 3 (6.67%) Isilon
7 2 (4.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) ESRI
8 1 (2.22%) Juniper
8 1 (2.22%) Lotus
8 1 (2.22%) Fujitsu
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