Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 92 73
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.96% 0.57% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 1.94% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 14
Reading median daily rate £438 £185 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +136.49% -36.75% +0.86%
10th Percentile £239 £164 £188
90th Percentile £675 £241 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +32.81% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Reading median hourly rate £29.08 - £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £17.06 £21.55
% change year-on-year +70.44% -20.84% +26.24%

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 321 413 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.60% 29.63% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 199 285
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £272 £227 £250
90th Percentile £625 £553 £520
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 60
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £33.46 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.07% -1.59% +83.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £18.34 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.70 £16.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -20.63% -48.22% +68.16%

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 23 January 2018.

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

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Reading over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCSE in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (58.33%) Office 365
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) MCSA
4 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (41.67%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) IIS
5 5 (41.67%) Cisco
5 5 (41.67%) CCNA
5 5 (41.67%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) MCP
7 3 (25.00%) MCSD
7 3 (25.00%) CCNP
7 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Office 365
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Server Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Proactive Management
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCSA
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 3 (25.00%) MCSD
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Apple