Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 150 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.40% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 1.58% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 17
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £222 £312 £143
90th Percentile £575 £513 £625
South East median daily rate £328 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -6.43% -3.45% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.25 £17.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.59% -20.84% +26.24%
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.83 £21.35
% change year-on-year -13.59% -2.42% +25.06%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 872 1075 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.22% 24.98% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 527 629
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £533
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 57 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £39.60 £44.97 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 13 £438 -
Bracknell - 7 £450 -
Slough +3 2 £288 -10.85%
Maidenhead -7 1 £225 -40.79% 1
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
4 14 (46.67%) VMware
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (46.67%) Office 365
5 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
6 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco
7 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
11 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 6 (20.00%) MCSA
11 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (20.00%) SAN
12 5 (16.67%) DNS
12 5 (16.67%) DHCP
12 5 (16.67%) CCNP

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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (46.67%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
1 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) NAS
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.33%) SNMP
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) French Language
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Architect
5 3 (10.00%) AWS Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.67%) Unix
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) Presales
5 3 (10.00%) Proactive Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (20.00%) MCSA
4 5 (16.67%) CCNP
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.67%) MCP
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 3 (10.00%) MCITP
6 3 (10.00%) MCSD
7 2 (6.67%) MCDST
7 2 (6.67%) RHCE
8 1 (3.33%) CCA
8 1 (3.33%) CCAA
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.33%) Degree
8 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
3 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.33%) vSphere
5 3 (10.00%) Docker
6 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) PowerCLI
4 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Lotus
6 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) AppSense
7 1 (3.33%) BMC
7 1 (3.33%) CommVault
7 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Polycom
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) Wonderware
7 1 (3.33%) Wyse