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 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 113 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.52% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.93% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 19
Median daily rate £475 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+216.66% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £178 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.28 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.97%
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
513 674 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.34% 27.07% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 349 301
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 20
Median hourly rate £15.75 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.00 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 5 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £380 - 1
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) MS Excel
4 14 (48.28%) Degree
5 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
5 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
6 12 (41.38%) MCSA
6 12 (41.38%) Computer Science
7 11 (37.93%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) VPN
8 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
8 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
9 9 (31.03%) Marketing
9 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
9 9 (31.03%) MCSD
9 9 (31.03%) MS Office
9 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
10 8 (27.59%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (27.59%) MCP
10 8 (27.59%) CSS
10 8 (27.59%) DHCP
10 8 (27.59%) HTTP
10 8 (27.59%) IPv6
10 8 (27.59%) IPsec
10 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (27.59%) Public Cloud
11 7 (24.14%) Presales
11 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
11 7 (24.14%) Workflow

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (65.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (31.03%) MS Office
3 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Office 365
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Yammer
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 10 (34.48%) VPN
3 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (27.59%) DHCP
4 8 (27.59%) HTTP
4 8 (27.59%) IPsec
4 8 (27.59%) IPv6
4 8 (27.59%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (10.34%) Skype
6 1 (3.45%) BGP
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (31.03%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) German Language
3 2 (6.90%) French Language
3 2 (6.90%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Network Support
2 6 (20.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Escalation Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Escalation Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
3 2 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Computer Science
2 8 (27.59%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
1 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
2 7 (24.14%) Presales
2 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
2 7 (24.14%) Workflow
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Content Development
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VB
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 12 (41.38%) MCSA
4 9 (31.03%) MCSD
5 8 (27.59%) MCP
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) MCITP
9 3 (10.34%) MCDST
9 3 (10.34%) MCTS
10 2 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (6.90%) MCAD
10 2 (6.90%) MCPD
11 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
1 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (17.24%) WSUS
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) Perfmon
4 2 (6.90%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) IronPort
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec