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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 47 60 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.40% 1.60% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 6.15% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 3
Average daily rate
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£203 £425 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.35% +38.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £324 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.63 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.16% -63.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
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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
254 260 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.49% 25.97% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 57
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (91.67%) Windows
3 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
4 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 30 (62.50%) ITIL
5 28 (58.33%) MCP
6 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 25 (52.08%) DV Cleared
8 24 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 22 (45.83%) HP
10 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
11 20 (41.67%) Configuration Management
12 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (31.25%) SLA
15 13 (27.08%) DNS
15 13 (27.08%) DHCP
15 13 (27.08%) SCOM
16 12 (25.00%) Symantec
16 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
16 12 (25.00%) Linux
16 12 (25.00%) HNC
17 10 (20.83%) SQL
17 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
17 10 (20.83%) Citrix
17 10 (20.83%) CCA
17 10 (20.83%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
18 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
18 9 (18.75%) Nagios

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Documentum
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Lync
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
1 13 (27.08%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) FTP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) DMZ
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) SSH
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Linux Support
6 6 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Field Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 6 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.08%) Blog
2 1 (2.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (91.67%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (25.00%) Linux
6 9 (18.75%) UNIX
7 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) ITIL
2 20 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (14.58%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (14.58%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (10.42%) Time Management
6 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.50%) C
3 6 (12.50%) VB
3 6 (12.50%) Perl
3 6 (12.50%) Korn
3 6 (12.50%) Bourne shell
4 5 (10.42%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 2 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (58.33%) MCP
3 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 25 (52.08%) DV Cleared
5 24 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (25.00%) HNC
7 10 (20.83%) CCA
7 10 (20.83%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (16.67%) Degree
9 5 (10.42%) MCTS
9 5 (10.42%) MCITP
10 3 (6.25%) RHCSA
10 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.25%) CCNA
11 2 (4.17%) MCSD
12 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) NFS
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) SCOM
2 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 9 (18.75%) Nagios
3 8 (16.67%) SCCM
4 5 (10.42%) SCSM
4 5 (10.42%) WMI
5 4 (8.33%) MOM
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (45.83%) HP
3 12 (25.00%) Symantec
4 10 (20.83%) Citrix
5 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 9 (18.75%) EMC
6 8 (16.67%) Isilon
7 4 (8.33%) VMware
8 3 (6.25%) Altiris
8 3 (6.25%) Veritas
8 3 (6.25%) Remedy
9 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 6 days ago