The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 57 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.12% 2.06% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 7.97% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 2
Average daily rate
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£408 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £179 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £286
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £21.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-21.26% +25.37%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
285 251 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.02% 25.80% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 111 121
Average daily rate £400 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCSE
Berkshire

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
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 23 July 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) Windows
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (44.00%) Degree
6 11 (44.00%) IIS
7 9 (36.00%) SQL
7 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (28.00%) .NET
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) MCP
10 6 (24.00%) MCSD
10 6 (24.00%) VMware
10 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 5 (20.00%) MCTS
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (20.00%) XML
12 4 (16.00%) XSD
12 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (44.00%) IIS
2 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.00%) Lync
6 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) VoIP
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) FTP
3 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) DMZ
4 1 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (16.00%) XSD
3 4 (16.00%) WCF
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.00%) XSLT
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Web Development
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) MODAF
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (44.00%) Degree
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) MCP
3 6 (24.00%) MCSD
4 5 (20.00%) MCTS
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) CCA
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) MCPD
7 1 (4.00%) MCDST
7 1 (4.00%) VCP4
7 1 (4.00%) VCAP
7 1 (4.00%) VCP5
7 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) XenServer
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) vCloud
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Altiris
6 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) ESRI