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 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 52 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 1.38% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 4.10% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £300 £363 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +34.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +27.88%
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
114 122 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.27% 33.61% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 83
Median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £500 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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
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 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) MS Office
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) MCP
7 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (30.00%) Life Science
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
7 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (30.00%) 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (20.00%) LDAP
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) X.500
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) IT Support
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Support
4 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Life Science
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Brightmail
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Polycom
6 1 (10.00%) arcserve
6 1 (10.00%) Compaq
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) IronPort
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Mitel
6 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) ThinPrint