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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 46 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.03% 0.97% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.23% 2.88% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Average daily rate
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£245 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £333 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £15.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+34.47% -24.40%
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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
235 313 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.01% 33.87% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 134 106
Average daily rate £395 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 July 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 July 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Windows
3 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
3 31 (88.57%) Active Directory
4 28 (80.00%) ITIL
4 28 (80.00%) MCP
5 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
5 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
5 24 (68.57%) Configuration Management
6 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
7 20 (57.14%) SLA
8 18 (51.43%) Symantec
8 18 (51.43%) HP
8 18 (51.43%) MS Visio
9 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
10 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
11 8 (22.86%) SQL
11 8 (22.86%) SCOM
12 7 (20.00%) SCCM
12 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (17.14%) Network Management
14 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 5 (14.29%) Migration
15 4 (11.43%) Finance
15 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (11.43%) MCITP
15 4 (11.43%) Degree
15 4 (11.43%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) Documentum
2 3 (8.57%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.57%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (51.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) PBX
1 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 20 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (51.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.86%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) ITIL
2 24 (68.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Network Management
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Release Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (80.00%) MCP
3 24 (68.57%) DV Cleared
3 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
4 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) MCITP
5 4 (11.43%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) MCSD
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.71%) MCDST
8 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (88.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCOM
2 7 (20.00%) SCCM
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) WMI
4 1 (2.86%) MOM
4 1 (2.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (51.43%) HP
2 18 (51.43%) Symantec
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco
3 3 (8.57%) Avaya
3 3 (8.57%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
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