Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 April 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 86 85
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.59% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 2.01% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Reading median daily rate £435 £550 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.91% +214.29% -50.00%
10th Percentile £379 £308 £100
90th Percentile £453 £715 £231
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £263
% change year-on-year +5.56% +71.43% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.20% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 -
% change year-on-year +3.20% - -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 371 348 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.49% 26.85% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 191 197
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.37%
10th Percentile £307 £270 £210
90th Percentile £575 £600 £543
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 19
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £19.38 £30.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.30% -37.30% -44.36%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.63 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.56 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +7.28% +1.75% -33.19%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Reading

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Reading

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) MCSA
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
5 3 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (33.33%) Legal
5 3 (33.33%) CISSP
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE
6 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) TOGAF Certification

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (55.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Project Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (22.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) HP