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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 114 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.62% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 2.48% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 15
Median daily rate £350 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £124 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £262 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £305
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £18.98
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.54%
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
540 644 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.43% 25.02% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 328 323
Median daily rate £400 £379 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £30.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.54% +54.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £21.55 £16.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £40.39 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +3 3 - - 1
Slough +6 1 £325 - 5
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Windows
3 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
4 26 (70.27%) MS Excel
5 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
6 17 (45.95%) Degree
6 17 (45.95%) Computer Science
7 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
7 16 (43.24%) Mentoring
7 16 (43.24%) VPN
7 16 (43.24%) DNS
8 15 (40.54%) MCSA
8 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
9 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
10 13 (35.14%) IPv6
10 13 (35.14%) IPsec
10 13 (35.14%) DHCP
10 13 (35.14%) HTTP
10 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
10 13 (35.14%) MCSD
10 13 (35.14%) CSS
10 13 (35.14%) MS Office
10 13 (35.14%) Public Cloud
10 13 (35.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 12 (32.43%) Process Improvement
11 12 (32.43%) Presales
11 12 (32.43%) Marketing
11 12 (32.43%) Workflow
11 12 (32.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (27.03%) .NET

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 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (70.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (35.14%) MS Office
3 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) DNS
1 16 (43.24%) VPN
2 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
3 13 (35.14%) DHCP
3 13 (35.14%) HTTP
3 13 (35.14%) IPsec
3 13 (35.14%) IPv6
3 13 (35.14%) Software-Defined Networking
4 7 (18.92%) Skype
5 6 (16.22%) BGP
6 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (32.43%) Marketing
2 9 (24.32%) German Language
3 4 (10.81%) French Language
4 2 (5.41%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (5.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Network Support
2 7 (18.92%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) Escalation Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Escalation Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Support
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) CSS
2 10 (27.03%) .NET
3 7 (18.92%) XML
4 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.70%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Computer Science
2 13 (35.14%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
1 16 (43.24%) Mentoring
2 12 (32.43%) Presales
2 12 (32.43%) Process Improvement
2 12 (32.43%) Workflow
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) Coaching
6 2 (5.41%) Content Development
6 2 (5.41%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) C++
2 7 (18.92%) VB
2 7 (18.92%) VBScript
3 6 (16.22%) C
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (45.95%) Degree
3 15 (40.54%) MCSA
4 13 (35.14%) MCSD
5 7 (18.92%) MCDST
5 7 (18.92%) MCITP
5 7 (18.92%) MCP
5 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) MCAD
7 3 (8.11%) MCPD
7 3 (8.11%) MCTS
8 2 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.70%) CCNA
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (16.22%) WSUS
3 4 (10.81%) SCOM
4 2 (5.41%) Perfmon
4 2 (5.41%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) HP
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) NetScout