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 29 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 56 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.44% 1.33% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.63% 7.28% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Average daily rate
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£303 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
181 151 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.78% 18.30% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 84
Average daily rate £325 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.84 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +10 3 £265 +12.76%
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 1
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) .NET
3 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (86.67%) Clustering
3 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (86.67%) PowerShell
3 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (80.00%) MCTS
4 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (80.00%) Load Balancing
4 12 (80.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (80.00%) MCITP
4 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (80.00%) DNS
4 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
4 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (73.33%) IIS
6 9 (60.00%) SQL
7 8 (53.33%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) Banking
8 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
8 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (26.67%) Change Management
9 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
10 2 (13.33%) Service Management
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 1 (6.67%) CCNP
11 1 (6.67%) CCNA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (80.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (73.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (80.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) DTS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) MCTS
2 12 (80.00%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) RHCE
3 1 (6.67%) GPEN
3 1 (6.67%) OSCP
3 1 (6.67%) GSEC
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) VMware