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 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 59 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 1.02% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 3.45% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Median daily rate - £126 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -57.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £305
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
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
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
187 290 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.34% 29.47% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 148 138
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 10
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (76.00%) MS Excel
5 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (48.00%) MS Office
7 11 (44.00%) Degree
7 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
8 10 (40.00%) VPN
8 10 (40.00%) DNS
8 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
8 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (36.00%) .NET
10 8 (32.00%) MCSD
10 8 (32.00%) CSS
10 8 (32.00%) MCSA
10 8 (32.00%) DHCP
10 8 (32.00%) HTTP
10 8 (32.00%) IPv6
10 8 (32.00%) IPsec
10 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (32.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (32.00%) Public Cloud
11 7 (28.00%) Presales
11 7 (28.00%) German Language
11 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
11 7 (28.00%) Workflow

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 19 (76.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (48.00%) MS Office
3 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
1 10 (40.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (32.00%) DHCP
3 8 (32.00%) HTTP
3 8 (32.00%) IPsec
3 8 (32.00%) IPv6
3 8 (32.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 6 (24.00%) BGP
4 6 (24.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (28.00%) German Language
1 7 (28.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Escalation Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (32.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (28.00%) Presales
2 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
2 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Workflow
3 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Content Development
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (28.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) C++
2 7 (28.00%) VB
2 7 (28.00%) VBScript
3 6 (24.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (44.00%) Degree
3 8 (32.00%) MCSA
3 8 (32.00%) MCSD
4 7 (28.00%) MCP
5 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) MCDST
5 6 (24.00%) MCITP
5 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) MCAD
6 2 (8.00%) MCPD
6 2 (8.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (24.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) Perfmon
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) NetScout