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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 103 105 98
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.78% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 2.75% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 21
Average daily rate
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£175 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
633 728 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.49% 28.54% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 314 236
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.52 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -6 12 £138 -54.16% 8
Slough +5 3 - - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £320 -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (90.24%) Windows
3 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
4 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
5 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
6 21 (51.22%) MCP
7 20 (48.78%) ITIL
8 19 (46.34%) SLA
8 19 (46.34%) Symantec
9 18 (43.90%) HP
10 15 (36.59%) MCITP
11 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
11 14 (34.15%) MS Visio
11 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
11 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
12 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
13 10 (24.39%) VMware
14 9 (21.95%) MCSA
14 9 (21.95%) SCCM
14 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
14 9 (21.95%) Lync
15 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (19.51%) Cisco
15 8 (19.51%) Migration
16 7 (17.07%) Citrix
16 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
16 7 (17.07%) MS Office
17 6 (14.63%) DNS
17 6 (14.63%) McAfee

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (21.95%) Lync
2 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.32%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Visio
2 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (17.07%) MS Office
4 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CCM
1 2 (4.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) VLAN
3 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) PBX
4 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.88%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (4.88%) Skype
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.88%) DHCP
5 2 (4.88%) SNMP
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (36.59%) Support Engineer
3 14 (34.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) PDA
4 1 (2.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.44%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) ITIL
2 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
3 8 (19.51%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.32%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.32%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.32%) Validation
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) ERP
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) VBScript
3 3 (7.32%) C
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (51.22%) MCP
3 15 (36.59%) MCITP
4 14 (34.15%) DV Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
5 9 (21.95%) MCSA
6 6 (14.63%) MCTS
6 6 (14.63%) Degree
7 3 (7.32%) MCDST
7 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.32%) MCSD
8 2 (4.88%) MOS
9 1 (2.44%) CCNA
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (46.34%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) vSphere
4 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
5 3 (7.32%) XenApp
5 3 (7.32%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.88%) Samba
6 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (12.20%) NetBackup
3 4 (9.76%) WSUS
4 3 (7.32%) HP SIM
4 3 (7.32%) SCOM
5 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.88%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (4.88%) Nagios
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.44%) Netcool
6 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (46.34%) Symantec
3 18 (43.90%) HP
4 10 (24.39%) VMware
5 8 (19.51%) Cisco
6 7 (17.07%) Citrix
7 6 (14.63%) McAfee
8 5 (12.20%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.32%) Avaya
9 3 (7.32%) EMC
10 2 (4.88%) SAP
10 2 (4.88%) CA
10 2 (4.88%) Websense
10 2 (4.88%) BT
10 2 (4.88%) Brocade
10 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
10 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.88%) ProCurve
11 1 (2.44%) LANDesk