The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 98 88
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.90% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 3.08% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Median daily rate £345 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £320 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £405 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 425 682 524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.47% 29.33% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 328 222
Median daily rate £438 £390 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.17% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 6 £165 -58.75% 6
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) Office 365
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) MCP
6 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (22.22%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) SLA
8 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) MCSA
8 3 (16.67%) Apple
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (27.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (5.56%) CloudFront
4 1 (5.56%) G Suite
4 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) IPsec
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Azure Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) MODAF
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCP
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CISA
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
6 1 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (5.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) CommVault
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos