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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 72 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.90% 4.76% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -21.62%
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
192 147 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.05% 12.99% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 69 78
Average daily rate £363 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £198 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £20.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Stockport - 3 - -
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 £275 -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (80.00%) Windows
3 22 (62.86%) VMware
4 19 (54.29%) SAN
5 18 (51.43%) ITIL
5 18 (51.43%) Cisco
6 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
6 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
7 13 (37.14%) CCNA
7 13 (37.14%) Citrix
7 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (34.29%) MCSA
8 12 (34.29%) MCITP
9 11 (31.43%) WAN
10 10 (28.57%) MCTS
11 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
11 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.71%) Linux
11 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (22.86%) MCP
12 8 (22.86%) SQL
12 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (22.86%) EMC
12 8 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (20.00%) LAN
13 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
14 6 (17.14%) DNS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.71%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) IIS
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (54.29%) SAN
2 11 (31.43%) WAN
3 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.00%) LAN
5 6 (17.14%) DNS
5 6 (17.14%) Firewall
6 3 (8.57%) DHCP
6 3 (8.57%) VLAN
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) DMZ
8 1 (2.86%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.71%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Support Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Security Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Network Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) UNIX
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.57%) People Management
4 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Information Security
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (37.14%) CCNA
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (34.29%) MCSA
3 12 (34.29%) MCITP
4 10 (28.57%) MCTS
5 8 (22.86%) MCP
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (17.14%) CCDP
7 4 (11.43%) RHCSA
7 4 (11.43%) ACSP
7 4 (11.43%) ACSA
7 4 (11.43%) MCDST
7 4 (11.43%) IBM Certification
7 4 (11.43%) CCNP
7 4 (11.43%) CCIP
7 4 (11.43%) RHCE
8 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (8.57%) Degree
9 2 (5.71%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.71%) UAG
4 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.86%) XenServer
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Citrix
5 8 (22.86%) EMC
6 6 (17.14%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) Symantec
7 4 (11.43%) Sophos
7 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
7 4 (11.43%) Apple
7 4 (11.43%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) Avaya
8 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.71%) StorageTek
9 2 (5.71%) Juniper
9 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.71%) Sun
10 1 (2.86%) Oracle
10 1 (2.86%) Nortel