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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 57 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.52% 1.86% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 6.53% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £400 £245 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -35.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £141 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £349 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
277 245 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.44% 28.42% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 109 133
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (95.12%) Windows
3 36 (87.80%) Microsoft
4 28 (68.29%) MS Excel
5 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
6 17 (41.46%) MS Office
7 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
7 15 (36.59%) Degree
7 15 (36.59%) Computer Science
8 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
9 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
9 12 (29.27%) MCITP
10 11 (26.83%) MCDST
10 11 (26.83%) DNS
10 11 (26.83%) .NET
10 11 (26.83%) Skype
11 10 (24.39%) German Language
11 10 (24.39%) MCSD
11 10 (24.39%) CSS
11 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
11 10 (24.39%) VPN
11 10 (24.39%) WSUS
11 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
11 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (21.95%) XML
12 9 (21.95%) ITIL
12 9 (21.95%) Linux
12 9 (21.95%) C#
12 9 (21.95%) C++
12 9 (21.95%) PowerShell

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (68.29%) MS Excel
2 17 (41.46%) MS Office
3 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) DNS
1 11 (26.83%) Skype
2 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
2 10 (24.39%) VPN
3 8 (19.51%) DHCP
3 8 (19.51%) HTTP
3 8 (19.51%) IPsec
3 8 (19.51%) IPv6
3 8 (19.51%) Software-Defined Networking
4 6 (14.63%) BGP
5 4 (9.76%) Firewall
6 3 (7.32%) Internet
6 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless Security
7 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.44%) SMTP
8 1 (2.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Datazen
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 10 (24.39%) German Language
2 7 (17.07%) Marketing
3 6 (14.63%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (14.63%) Escalation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) CSS
3 9 (21.95%) XML
4 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) ADO
5 2 (4.88%) Autofac
5 2 (4.88%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.88%) ODBC
5 2 (4.88%) OLE
5 2 (4.88%) OLE DB
5 2 (4.88%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (4.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.95%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (95.12%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.95%) Linux
4 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (14.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
2 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
2 10 (24.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (21.95%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Presales
4 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
4 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Workflow
5 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Security Management
7 2 (4.88%) Content Development
7 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
7 2 (4.88%) Open Source
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C#
1 9 (21.95%) C++
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) C
3 7 (17.07%) VB
3 7 (17.07%) VBScript
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 4 (9.76%) Python
6 2 (4.88%) AWK
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
6 2 (4.88%) R
6 2 (4.88%) Scala
6 2 (4.88%) sed
6 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (36.59%) Degree
3 12 (29.27%) MCITP
4 11 (26.83%) MCDST
5 10 (24.39%) MCSD
6 8 (19.51%) MCSA
7 7 (17.07%) MCP
8 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.32%) CCNA
9 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (7.32%) CISSP
10 2 (4.88%) HNC
10 2 (4.88%) MCAD
10 2 (4.88%) MCPD
10 2 (4.88%) MCTS
10 2 (4.88%) RHCSA
11 1 (2.44%) CCA
11 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.76%) XenServer
5 3 (7.32%) ISA Server
5 3 (7.32%) UAG
6 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) WSUS
2 7 (17.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.88%) Perfmon
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (87.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.63%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) NetScout