The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 71 66 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.73% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.29% 5.60% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £158 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 125 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.79% 12.95% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 75
Average daily rate £365 £292 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £126 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.29 £28.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 4 - - 1
Oldham +1 1 £90 -40.00%
Altrincham -10 1 - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - -
Wigan - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 17 (65.38%) Windows
5 14 (53.85%) CCNA
5 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 12 (46.15%) ITIL
6 12 (46.15%) MCTS
7 10 (38.46%) MCITP
7 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (38.46%) Finance
7 10 (38.46%) MCP
7 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 10 (38.46%) MCSA
8 9 (34.62%) SLA
9 7 (26.92%) MS Office
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (23.08%) VPN
10 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 6 (23.08%) Citrix
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
11 5 (19.23%) CCNP
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) RHCE
11 5 (19.23%) Wireless
12 4 (15.38%) Telecoms

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
1 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) VPN
2 5 (19.23%) Wireless
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) Intranet
6 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Support Technician
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 4 (15.38%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Android
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
3 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (53.85%) CCNA
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (46.15%) MCTS
4 10 (38.46%) MCITP
4 10 (38.46%) MCP
4 10 (38.46%) MCSA
5 5 (19.23%) CCNP
5 5 (19.23%) RHCE
6 4 (15.38%) CCIP
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (15.38%) CCDP
6 4 (15.38%) ACSP
7 3 (11.54%) ACSA
7 3 (11.54%) MCDST
7 3 (11.54%) IBM Certification
8 2 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (3.85%) GPEN
9 1 (3.85%) OSCP
9 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee