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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 55 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.96% 2.27% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 7.07% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 1
Average daily rate £285 £204 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% +63.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £55.65 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +256.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +10.93%
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
267 283 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.55% 32.16% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 138 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 10
Average hourly rate £55.60 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (82.05%) Windows
3 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
4 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 20 (51.28%) ITIL
6 16 (41.03%) SLA
7 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
8 12 (30.77%) HP
9 11 (28.21%) MCITP
10 10 (25.64%) MCDST
10 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
10 10 (25.64%) MS Office
11 9 (23.08%) MCP
11 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (23.08%) Skype
12 8 (20.51%) German Language
12 8 (20.51%) DV Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
13 7 (17.95%) Linux
13 7 (17.95%) Remedy
13 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (17.95%) CCNA
14 6 (15.38%) Citrix
14 6 (15.38%) HNC
14 6 (15.38%) French Language
14 6 (15.38%) XenApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (25.64%) MS Office
3 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Skype
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Datazen
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (20.51%) German Language
2 6 (15.38%) French Language
3 3 (7.69%) Dutch Language
4 2 (5.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Service Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Support
4 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Linux Support
5 6 (15.38%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.56%) ADO
1 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
1 1 (2.56%) Autofac
1 1 (2.56%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.56%) ODBC
1 1 (2.56%) OLE
1 1 (2.56%) OLE DB
1 1 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (2.56%) XML
1 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
1 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.95%) Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.26%) Unix
8 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
3 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Time Management
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Line Management
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Change Control
7 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) Memory Management
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Open Source
7 1 (2.56%) Presales
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Python
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) AWK
2 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) sed
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) R
3 1 (2.56%) Scala
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (28.21%) MCITP
3 10 (25.64%) MCDST
4 9 (23.08%) MCP
5 8 (20.51%) DV Cleared
5 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
6 7 (17.95%) CCNA
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.38%) HNC
7 6 (15.38%) RHCSA
8 2 (5.13%) CCA
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (5.13%) Degree
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.13%) MCSA
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.56%) MCSD
9 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) XenServer
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nagios
1 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) Remedy
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Altiris
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
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