Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 78 92
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.38% 1.09% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 4.42% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Reading median daily rate £375 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £385 £425 £365
% change year-on-year -9.41% +16.44% +21.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £20.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.17% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.66 £17.06
% change year-on-year -3.17% +21.07% -20.84%

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 403 317 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.72% 24.71% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 170 204
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.68% +0.06% -5.88%
10th Percentile £165 £259 £238
90th Percentile £571 £601 £571
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -47.22% +16.50%
10th Percentile £32.00 £11.25 £19.63
90th Percentile £70.80 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £12.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +122.92% -25.00% -48.22%

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 15 December 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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Acme Packet
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Sonus
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) MCP

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 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Acme Packet
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Sonus
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL