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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 42 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.44% 3.81% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 10.19% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £31.74 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +72.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
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
148 157 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.41% 37.38% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 86 26
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 11
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +20.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.65 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.83 £34.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool -5 5 £300 +20.16%
Lytham St Annes +8 1 - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) vSphere
4 5 (62.50%) XenServer
5 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) McAfee
5 4 (50.00%) Compaq
5 4 (50.00%) Dell
6 3 (37.50%) XenApp
6 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (25.00%) EdgeSight
7 2 (25.00%) SaaS
7 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (25.00%) Office 365

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) vSphere
2 5 (62.50%) XenServer
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (25.00%) EdgeSight
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Compaq
4 4 (50.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Lumension
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) Stellent