The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 68 71 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.51% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 3.45% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £240 £283 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% +9.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.86 £15.77 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.77% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £18.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+18.45% +8.37%
MCSE
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
138 145 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.67% 14.81% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 76 76
Median daily rate £415 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £316 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £640 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 17
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -4.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Cheshire region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 1 £240 +6.66%
Winsford - 1 - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Banking
3 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) IIS
4 6 (66.67%) Unix
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
4 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
4 6 (66.67%) Supplier Management
5 4 (44.44%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
7 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) Project Management
7 2 (22.22%) SAN
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) VBScript
7 2 (22.22%) VB
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) BladeLogic
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Applications Support
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) ICT Support
5 1 (11.11%) ICT Support Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
2 7 (77.78%) Problem Management
3 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (66.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) BladeLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) VMware