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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 55 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 18 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.93% 1.19% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 4.49% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Average daily rate
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£204 £125 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.20% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £125 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £125 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £296 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.16% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
MCSE
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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
315 267 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.69% 26.57% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 111 48
Average daily rate £375 £375 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -69.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (95.35%) Windows
3 31 (72.09%) ITIL
4 30 (69.77%) MCP
4 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
5 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
6 27 (62.79%) Security Cleared
7 26 (60.47%) DV Cleared
8 24 (55.81%) SC Cleared
9 21 (48.84%) Configuration Management
10 18 (41.86%) HP
10 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
11 16 (37.21%) SLA
12 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (32.56%) SCOM
14 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (27.91%) Symantec
15 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
15 12 (27.91%) MS Visio
16 9 (20.93%) Network Management
16 9 (20.93%) SCCM
16 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
16 9 (20.93%) DHCP
16 9 (20.93%) DNS
16 9 (20.93%) SQL
17 7 (16.28%) Degree
18 6 (13.95%) Customer Engagement
18 6 (13.95%) Citrix
18 6 (13.95%) MS Office
18 6 (13.95%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) Documentum
3 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Visio
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) DHCP
1 9 (20.93%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) SSH
3 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.33%) PBX
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Support Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (27.91%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (25.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (23.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (16.28%) Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
8 5 (11.63%) Field Engineer
8 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (9.30%) Linux Support
9 4 (9.30%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (9.30%) Windows Support Engineer
10 3 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (95.35%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows 7
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.95%) Linux
7 5 (11.63%) UNIX
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) ITIL
2 21 (48.84%) Configuration Management
3 9 (20.93%) Network Management
4 6 (13.95%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (11.63%) Service Management
6 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.98%) Time Management
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) Validation
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) VBScript
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) C
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Korn
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (69.77%) MCP
3 27 (62.79%) Security Cleared
4 26 (60.47%) DV Cleared
5 24 (55.81%) SC Cleared
6 7 (16.28%) Degree
7 6 (13.95%) HNC
8 5 (11.63%) MCTS
8 5 (11.63%) MCITP
9 4 (9.30%) CCA
9 4 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.98%) MCSD
10 3 (6.98%) CCNA
10 3 (6.98%) RHCSA
11 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (2.33%) MCSA
12 1 (2.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (4.65%) NFS
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) SCOM
2 9 (20.93%) SCCM
3 5 (11.63%) SCSM
3 5 (11.63%) Nagios
3 5 (11.63%) NetBackup
3 5 (11.63%) WMI
4 4 (9.30%) MOM
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) HP
3 12 (27.91%) Symantec
4 6 (13.95%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) EMC
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.30%) Isilon
7 3 (6.98%) Altiris
7 3 (6.98%) Remedy
7 3 (6.98%) Veritas
8 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco
9 1 (2.33%) Avaya
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