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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 44 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.85% 0.74% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 3.17% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£420 £213 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.64% +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +35.48%
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
133 63 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.72% 23.25% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 18 106
Average daily rate £415 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £235 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £348 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £70.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +473.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £15.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £70.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Blackburn - - - - 1
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) HP
3 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (56.25%) Compaq
4 9 (56.25%) Dell
4 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) DNS
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (50.00%) XenApp
5 8 (50.00%) XenServer
6 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
6 7 (43.75%) vSphere
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WLAN
2 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mart
3 2 (12.50%) OLAP
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Content Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (50.00%) XenApp
2 8 (50.00%) XenServer
3 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
3 7 (43.75%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) Compaq
3 9 (56.25%) Dell
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle