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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 2.74% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 9.36% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 7
Median daily rate £114 £375 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.66% +83.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £73 £299 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £440 £228
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -2.96% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.17 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.31% -1.78%  

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 167 299 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.26% 29.29% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 161 164
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £318 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 16
Median hourly rate £53.75 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.99% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.33 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £55.65 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Mac Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) MODAF
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SANS
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
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