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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 57 68 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 1.08% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 3.69% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 14
Median daily rate - £161 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £324
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £21.28 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +12.18%
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
184 298 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.81% 29.19% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 160 147
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 15
Median hourly rate £27.80 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £21.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 September 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
4 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
5 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
6 9 (50.00%) MCP
6 9 (50.00%) MS Office
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (44.44%) Degree
8 6 (33.33%) WSUS
8 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (33.33%) SLA
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) MCSA
10 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 4 (22.22%) VPN
10 4 (22.22%) DNS
10 4 (22.22%) Marketing
10 4 (22.22%) German Language
10 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
10 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
11 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud

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 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) IPsec
2 3 (16.67%) IPv6
2 3 (16.67%) Skype
2 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (22.22%) German Language
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) French Language
2 1 (5.56%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Escalation Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Support Manager
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Desktop Support
7 1 (5.56%) IT Support
7 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Network Support
7 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Content Development
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Presales
3 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) VB
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) MCP
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) MCSA
6 3 (16.67%) MCDST
6 3 (16.67%) MCITP
6 3 (16.67%) MCSD
7 1 (5.56%) MCAD
7 1 (5.56%) MCPD
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) WSUS
2 2 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 2 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat