Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 77 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 1.90% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 6.35% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 10
Reading median daily rate £165 £400 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.75% +96.08% -45.23%
10th Percentile £81 £297 £135
90th Percentile £265 £458 £264
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £350 £213
% change year-on-year +46.43% +64.71% -44.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.99% -1.02% +37.92%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -24.99% -1.02% +41.31%

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 323 551 598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.53% 29.86% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 309 300
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £236 £231
90th Percentile £577 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +1.56% +2.24% +4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 37
Reading median hourly rate £25.38 £25.28 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +17.31% +26.24%
10th Percentile £15.00 £19.83 £19.72
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.96 £40.07
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +8.00% -42.00% +13.42%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Reading over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (45.45%) MCP
7 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 4 (36.36%) ITIL
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco
8 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (27.27%) Linux
8 3 (27.27%) DNS
8 3 (27.27%) SLA
8 3 (27.27%) DHCP
8 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
8 3 (27.27%) VMware
8 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (18.18%) SCCM
9 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
9 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (18.18%) MCITP
9 2 (18.18%) Clustering

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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
1 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Presales
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) MODAF
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) MCSA
5 2 (18.18%) RHCE
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) MCDST
6 1 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) Apple
6 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos