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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 39 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 9 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.00% 1.44% 3.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 3.90% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate £175 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.74% +20.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £31.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
143 154 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.85% 36.84% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 69 89
Average daily rate £400 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £299 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £505 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £22.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +62.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £48.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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 29 April 2016. 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 -7 3 - -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Chorley - 1 £175 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
4 7 (63.64%) MS Office
5 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) HP
5 6 (54.55%) Citrix
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 5 (45.45%) MCSA
6 5 (45.45%) DNS
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco
7 4 (36.36%) CCNA
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) WAN
7 4 (36.36%) MCP
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (27.27%) ThinPrint
8 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) Compaq
8 3 (27.27%) Dell
8 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (27.27%) Symantec
8 3 (27.27%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
4 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 2 (18.18%) X.500
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Support
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Support
3 3 (27.27%) IT Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Messaging Support
4 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Server Support
4 2 (18.18%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Life Science
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Brightmail
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
3 3 (27.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Compaq
4 3 (27.27%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) IronPort
4 3 (27.27%) Symantec
4 3 (27.27%) ThinPrint
5 2 (18.18%) Polycom