The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 35 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.66% 0.91% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 2.65% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £205 £370 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £312 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.28 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.97%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
89 189 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.57% 34.30% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 127 70
Median daily rate £450 £430 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £513 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £25.12 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.00 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) Dell
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Symantec
5 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
5 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
5 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) Replication

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) X.500
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Canon
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Veeam
6 1 (14.29%) arcserve
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (14.29%) Mitel
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
6 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 1 (14.29%) Sophos