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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 93 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 34 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 0.85% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 3.53% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 3
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£204 £425 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +38.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £350 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
713 623 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 23.95% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 267 160
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £219 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 13
Average hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.87% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 20 £203 -52.35% 11
Bracknell - 3 £375 - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (88.57%) Windows
3 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
4 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
5 38 (54.29%) ITIL
6 35 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 32 (45.71%) SC Cleared
7 32 (45.71%) MCP
8 29 (41.43%) HP
9 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (35.71%) DV Cleared
10 25 (35.71%) DHCP
10 25 (35.71%) DNS
11 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
13 20 (28.57%) VMware
13 20 (28.57%) Configuration Management
14 19 (27.14%) Linux
15 18 (25.71%) MCITP
16 17 (24.29%) Red Hat
17 16 (22.86%) SLA
17 16 (22.86%) SCOM
18 14 (20.00%) SQL
19 13 (18.57%) Citrix
19 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
20 12 (17.14%) HNC
20 12 (17.14%) MS Visio
20 12 (17.14%) Symantec
20 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (17.14%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.29%) Lync
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.29%) Documentum
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
3 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.71%) DHCP
1 25 (35.71%) DNS
2 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 4 (5.71%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) FTP
5 2 (2.86%) DMZ
5 2 (2.86%) Internet
5 2 (2.86%) SSH
6 1 (1.43%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) LDAP
6 1 (1.43%) LAN
6 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (18.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Field Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Linux Support
8 6 (8.57%) Linux Support Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Support Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) Blog
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
5 19 (27.14%) Linux
6 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (12.86%) Windows XP
7 9 (12.86%) UNIX
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) ITIL
2 20 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.71%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (14.29%) Service Management
5 8 (11.43%) Network Management
5 8 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (8.57%) Validation
7 5 (7.14%) Time Management
8 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.29%) Software Deployment
10 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.43%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.43%) VBScript
4 7 (10.00%) C
5 6 (8.57%) VB
5 6 (8.57%) Perl
5 6 (8.57%) Korn
5 6 (8.57%) Bourne shell
6 3 (4.29%) VBA
6 3 (4.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 32 (45.71%) SC Cleared
3 32 (45.71%) MCP
4 25 (35.71%) DV Cleared
5 18 (25.71%) MCITP
6 12 (17.14%) HNC
6 12 (17.14%) Degree
7 11 (15.71%) MCTS
8 10 (14.29%) CCA
8 10 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (7.14%) MCSA
11 4 (5.71%) MCSD
12 3 (4.29%) RHCSA
12 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (4.29%) CCNA
13 1 (1.43%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) NFS
4 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.43%) Xen
6 1 (1.43%) NLBS
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) SCOM
2 9 (12.86%) Nagios
2 9 (12.86%) NetBackup
2 9 (12.86%) SCCM
3 8 (11.43%) WMI
3 8 (11.43%) SCSM
4 4 (5.71%) MOM
5 3 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 29 (41.43%) HP
3 20 (28.57%) VMware
4 17 (24.29%) Red Hat
5 13 (18.57%) Citrix
6 12 (17.14%) Symantec
7 9 (12.86%) EMC
8 8 (11.43%) Isilon
9 4 (5.71%) Remedy
10 3 (4.29%) Altiris
10 3 (4.29%) Veritas
11 2 (2.86%) Dell
11 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.43%) Cisco
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