The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 71 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.67% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 3.18% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £299 £135 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.29% -58.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
190 157 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.46% 20.91% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 52 73
Average daily rate £397 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £53.11 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) DTS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) GPEN
3 1 (16.67%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) GSEC
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) RHCE
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee