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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 105 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.03% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 1.60% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
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£204 £125 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.20% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £125 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £125 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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
811 624 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.85% 22.92% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 269 171
Average daily rate £395 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.98 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +8 18 £204 +63.20% 9
Bracknell - 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 £375 - 2
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 4
Thatcham - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (91.04%) Windows
3 48 (71.64%) Microsoft
4 46 (68.66%) Active Directory
5 40 (59.70%) ITIL
6 36 (53.73%) MCP
7 35 (52.24%) Security Cleared
8 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
9 26 (38.81%) DV Cleared
9 26 (38.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (37.31%) HP
11 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
12 21 (31.34%) Configuration Management
12 21 (31.34%) DHCP
12 21 (31.34%) DNS
12 21 (31.34%) VMware
13 19 (28.36%) MCITP
14 18 (26.87%) SLA
15 17 (25.37%) SCOM
16 15 (22.39%) SharePoint
17 14 (20.90%) Linux
17 14 (20.90%) SQL
18 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
19 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (17.91%) Symantec
19 12 (17.91%) MS Visio
19 12 (17.91%) Degree
19 12 (17.91%) MCTS
20 11 (16.42%) Windows XP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (22.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Documentum
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) Lync
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
3 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) DNS
1 21 (31.34%) DHCP
2 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.97%) SAN
4 3 (4.48%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) SSH
5 2 (2.99%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) NAS
6 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.49%) LDAP
6 1 (1.49%) LAN
6 1 (1.49%) PBX
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
1 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (22.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (19.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Field Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Linux Support Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Windows Support Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) XML
2 5 (7.46%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) PDA
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (91.04%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
4 14 (20.90%) Linux
5 11 (16.42%) Windows XP
6 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.46%) UNIX
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) ITIL
2 21 (31.34%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.93%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (13.43%) Network Management
5 8 (11.94%) Service Management
5 8 (11.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (10.45%) Validation
7 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.48%) Time Management
9 2 (2.99%) Migration
10 1 (1.49%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (1.49%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.49%) Change Management
10 1 (1.49%) Project Management
10 1 (1.49%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.49%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.49%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) VBScript
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) C
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) Bourne shell
4 2 (2.99%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) VBA
4 2 (2.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (53.73%) MCP
3 35 (52.24%) Security Cleared
4 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
5 26 (38.81%) DV Cleared
6 19 (28.36%) MCITP
7 12 (17.91%) MCTS
7 12 (17.91%) Degree
8 8 (11.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (10.45%) MCSA
10 6 (8.96%) MCSD
10 6 (8.96%) HNC
11 4 (5.97%) CCA
11 4 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (4.48%) CCNA
12 3 (4.48%) RHCSA
13 1 (1.49%) VCP4
13 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (68.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.99%) NFS
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.49%) NLBS
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) SCOM
2 11 (16.42%) SCCM
3 8 (11.94%) WMI
3 8 (11.94%) SCSM
4 5 (7.46%) Nagios
4 5 (7.46%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.97%) MOM
6 3 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.49%) Netcool
7 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (71.64%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) HP
3 21 (31.34%) VMware
4 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
5 12 (17.91%) Symantec
6 9 (13.43%) Citrix
7 5 (7.46%) EMC
8 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 4 (5.97%) Veritas
8 4 (5.97%) Isilon
9 3 (4.48%) Altiris
10 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.99%) Cisco
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
11 1 (1.49%) McAfee
11 1 (1.49%) Avaya
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