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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 91 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 24 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 3.31% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 17
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£275 £373 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.17% +8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £289 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -17.10%
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
550 694 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.77% 26.65% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 295 217
Average daily rate £398 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £250
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 28 12 13
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £13.83 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.90 £19.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +4 15 £231 -36.64% 5
Slough +1 4 £400 -
Maidenhead - 2 £275 -
Thatcham - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 42 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
5 31 (57.41%) ITIL
6 29 (53.70%) MCP
7 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
8 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
9 21 (38.89%) DV Cleared
9 21 (38.89%) Configuration Management
9 21 (38.89%) HP
10 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
11 18 (33.33%) MCITP
11 18 (33.33%) SLA
12 17 (31.48%) Symantec
13 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (27.78%) MS Visio
15 14 (25.93%) SQL
15 14 (25.93%) VMware
16 13 (24.07%) SCOM
16 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
17 12 (22.22%) DNS
17 12 (22.22%) SCCM
17 12 (22.22%) MCTS
17 12 (22.22%) Degree
18 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
18 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
19 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
20 9 (16.67%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
3 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.96%) Lync
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.56%) Documentum
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.70%) IIS
8 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) MS Visio
2 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) DNS
2 9 (16.67%) DHCP
3 7 (12.96%) Firewall
4 5 (9.26%) SAN
4 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) VLAN
6 3 (5.56%) PBX
6 3 (5.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (3.70%) LAN
7 2 (3.70%) WAN
7 2 (3.70%) SNMP
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) 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%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Support Engineer
2 17 (31.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Field Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (3.70%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
11 1 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
11 1 (1.85%) Server Support
11 1 (1.85%) Support Analyst
11 1 (1.85%) Help Desk Analyst
11 1 (1.85%) 1st Line Support
11 1 (1.85%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) PDA
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.26%) Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) ITIL
2 21 (38.89%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.96%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Network Management
4 6 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (11.11%) Service Management
5 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.41%) Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (5.56%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 2 (3.70%) Line Management
7 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.81%) VBScript
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (53.70%) MCP
3 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 21 (38.89%) DV Cleared
5 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) MCITP
7 12 (22.22%) MCTS
7 12 (22.22%) Degree
8 7 (12.96%) MCSA
9 4 (7.41%) MCSD
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.85%) MCDST
11 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) vSphere
5 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.56%) XenApp
6 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.70%) Samba
6 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCOM
2 12 (22.22%) SCCM
3 6 (11.11%) SCSM
3 6 (11.11%) WMI
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (5.56%) MOM
6 2 (3.70%) HP SIM
6 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.70%) WSUS
6 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.85%) Netcool
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) HP
3 17 (31.48%) Symantec
4 14 (25.93%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) Citrix
6 5 (9.26%) EMC
6 5 (9.26%) Cisco
7 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.56%) Avaya
8 3 (5.56%) McAfee
9 2 (3.70%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.70%) Brocade
9 2 (3.70%) Websense
10 1 (1.85%) Veritas
10 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.85%) Remedy
10 1 (1.85%) Dell
10 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.85%) Postini
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago