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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 37 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.52% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 1.77% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £187 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.27% +5.71%

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
97 113 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.88% 29.50% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 65
Median daily rate £475 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £279 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £900 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +22.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £36.40 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.60 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) ITIL
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Backup Exec
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (44.44%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) Canon
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) SCOM
5 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Intel Security
5 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Dell

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 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Backup Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Licensing
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) RHCE
5 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Backup Exec
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (44.44%) SCOM
4 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Canon
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Dell
3 4 (44.44%) Intel Security
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) EqualLogic
4 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 3 (33.33%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle