The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 72 73 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.43% 4.76% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
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£350 £325 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.25 £35.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.77% +129.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-12.15% +39.54%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 147 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.31% 12.22% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 65 99
Average daily rate £375 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 15
Average hourly rate £17.25 £26.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.65% +79.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £37.15 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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
Altrincham - 3 £255 - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
3 24 (75.00%) VMware
4 22 (68.75%) SAN
5 19 (59.38%) Cisco
6 18 (56.25%) ITIL
7 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (40.63%) Hyper-V
9 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (37.50%) MCITP
9 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (37.50%) Symantec
10 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
10 11 (34.38%) MCSA
10 11 (34.38%) MCTS
10 11 (34.38%) VMware ESX
10 11 (34.38%) Firewall
11 10 (31.25%) Degree
11 10 (31.25%) WAN
11 10 (31.25%) Citrix
12 9 (28.13%) Linux
12 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (28.13%) CCNA
12 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
13 8 (25.00%) Juniper
13 8 (25.00%) VCP5
14 7 (21.88%) EMC
14 7 (21.88%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) SAN
2 11 (34.38%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) WAN
4 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.38%) DNS
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
6 3 (9.38%) Network Security
7 2 (6.25%) DMZ
8 1 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) DHCP
8 1 (3.13%) NAS
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
8 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) Support Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Wintel Support
4 4 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.13%) Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Life Science
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Android
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.13%) HPUX
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) People Management
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (37.50%) MCITP
4 11 (34.38%) MCSA
4 11 (34.38%) MCTS
5 10 (31.25%) Degree
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (28.13%) CCNA
7 8 (25.00%) VCP5
8 7 (21.88%) MCP
9 5 (15.63%) CCNP
9 5 (15.63%) RHCE
10 4 (12.50%) IBM Certification
10 4 (12.50%) ACSP
10 4 (12.50%) CCIP
10 4 (12.50%) CCDP
10 4 (12.50%) ACSA
10 4 (12.50%) MCDST
11 1 (3.13%) CCA
11 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Hyper-V
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (34.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.63%) SCOM
3 4 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) VMware
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) Symantec
5 10 (31.25%) Citrix
6 8 (25.00%) Juniper
7 7 (21.88%) EMC
8 5 (15.63%) HP
9 4 (12.50%) IBM
9 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (12.50%) Apple
9 4 (12.50%) Sophos
10 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
10 3 (9.38%) Avaya
11 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
11 2 (6.25%) Dell
11 2 (6.25%) McAfee
12 1 (3.13%) Oracle
12 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
12 1 (3.13%) Nortel
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