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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.90% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 3.17% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £416 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +15.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
656 695 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.39% 28.37% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 314 279
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 £238 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 19
Average hourly rate £30.90 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £15.81 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.16 £57.20 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -9 9 £138 -54.16% 9
Maidenhead - 2 £320 -
Slough +2 1 - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (92.50%) Windows
3 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
4 29 (72.50%) Active Directory
5 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
6 21 (52.50%) ITIL
7 20 (50.00%) SLA
7 20 (50.00%) Symantec
8 19 (47.50%) HP
8 19 (47.50%) MCP
9 16 (40.00%) MCITP
10 15 (37.50%) DV Cleared
10 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
10 15 (37.50%) MS Visio
11 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
12 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
12 9 (22.50%) SCCM
12 9 (22.50%) Lync
13 8 (20.00%) VMware
13 8 (20.00%) MCSA
13 8 (20.00%) MS Office
13 8 (20.00%) Cisco
14 7 (17.50%) DNS
14 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
14 7 (17.50%) Citrix
14 7 (17.50%) Migration
14 7 (17.50%) MCTS
14 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (17.50%) Office 365

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (22.50%) Lync
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (20.00%) MS Office
4 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP CCM
1 3 (7.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) LAN
2 5 (12.50%) WAN
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) VLAN
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) SNMP
4 2 (5.00%) PBX
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.50%) French Language
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Kindle
2 1 (2.50%) Online Games
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) ITIL
2 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.50%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.00%) Line Management
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) C
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (47.50%) MCP
3 16 (40.00%) MCITP
4 15 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
6 8 (20.00%) MCSA
7 7 (17.50%) MCTS
8 4 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (7.50%) MOS
9 3 (7.50%) MCDST
10 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.50%) CCNA
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.50%) MCSD
10 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (72.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) XenApp
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.00%) Samba
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 6 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.50%) WSUS
4 4 (10.00%) SCOM
5 3 (7.50%) HP SIM
5 3 (7.50%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
5 3 (7.50%) Nagios
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (50.00%) Symantec
3 19 (47.50%) HP
4 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (20.00%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Citrix
6 6 (15.00%) McAfee
7 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.50%) BT
8 3 (7.50%) CA
8 3 (7.50%) JD Edwards
8 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (7.50%) SAP
8 3 (7.50%) EMC
9 2 (5.00%) Avaya
9 2 (5.00%) Websense
9 2 (5.00%) Brocade
9 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.00%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
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