The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 49 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 2.19% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 7.10% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
MCSE
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
277 310 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.13% 30.85% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 134 106
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Reading region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Reading region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
4 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (35.48%) Degree
6 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
7 9 (29.03%) CCA
7 9 (29.03%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (29.03%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) MCP
8 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
8 8 (25.81%) Citrix
8 8 (25.81%) HP
8 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
9 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) IIS
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
10 6 (19.35%) HNC
10 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
10 6 (19.35%) Firewall
10 6 (19.35%) VMware
10 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
11 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.13%) UNIX

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (22.58%) IIS
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (9.68%) Lync
7 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) Internet
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) VoIP
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) VPN
4 3 (9.68%) DMZ
5 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
5 2 (6.45%) FTP
5 2 (6.45%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
6 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSD
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
1 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000
8 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) MODAF
5 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) VB
3 4 (12.90%) Korn
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.90%) Bourne shell
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (35.48%) Degree
3 9 (29.03%) CCA
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (25.81%) MCP
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) HNC
7 4 (12.90%) MCSD
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (9.68%) CCNA
9 2 (6.45%) MCTS
9 2 (6.45%) MCITP
9 2 (6.45%) MCPD
10 1 (3.23%) VCP4
10 1 (3.23%) VCAP
10 1 (3.23%) VCP5
10 1 (3.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
3 4 (12.90%) NFS
4 3 (9.68%) XenServer
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) vCloud
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.90%) Nagios
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) HP
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Isilon
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.90%) Symantec
4 4 (12.90%) EMC
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Altiris
6 1 (3.23%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) ESRI
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.07 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago