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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 80 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.61% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 4.07% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £303 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £323 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
198 172 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.10% 15.05% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 86 75
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £226 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 2 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) VMware
4 18 (54.55%) ITIL
5 17 (51.52%) SAN
5 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
6 16 (48.48%) Cisco
7 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
8 13 (39.39%) CCNA
8 13 (39.39%) Citrix
8 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (39.39%) MCSA
9 11 (33.33%) MCITP
10 10 (30.30%) MCTS
10 10 (30.30%) WAN
11 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
11 9 (27.27%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) MCP
12 8 (24.24%) SQL
12 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 8 (24.24%) EMC
12 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
13 7 (21.21%) HP
13 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
14 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 6 (18.18%) LAN
14 6 (18.18%) DNS
14 6 (18.18%) CCDP
14 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.06%) Apache
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) SAN
2 10 (30.30%) WAN
3 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 4 (12.12%) VLAN
5 4 (12.12%) Firewall
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) DMZ
8 1 (3.03%) VPN
8 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.03%) NAS
8 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Network Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Security Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Support Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Life Science
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Android
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX
6 2 (6.06%) HPUX
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) People Management
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Time Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (39.39%) MCSA
2 13 (39.39%) CCNA
3 11 (33.33%) MCITP
4 10 (30.30%) MCTS
5 8 (24.24%) MCP
6 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (18.18%) CCDP
7 4 (12.12%) CCNP
7 4 (12.12%) CCIP
7 4 (12.12%) ACSA
7 4 (12.12%) MCDST
7 4 (12.12%) IBM Certification
7 4 (12.12%) RHCE
7 4 (12.12%) RHCSA
7 4 (12.12%) ACSP
8 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (6.06%) CCEA
9 2 (6.06%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.06%) UAG
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) VMware
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) Citrix
5 8 (24.24%) EMC
6 7 (21.21%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) IBM
7 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.12%) Apple
7 4 (12.12%) Symantec
7 4 (12.12%) Sophos
8 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.09%) Avaya
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
9 2 (6.06%) Sun
9 2 (6.06%) NetApp
9 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.06%) StorageTek
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle
10 1 (3.03%) Nokia