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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 69 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 2.86% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £34.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +21.73%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
163 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.15% 15.36% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 80 88
Average daily rate £308 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 1 £255 - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) VMware
5 14 (51.85%) SAN
5 14 (51.85%) ITIL
5 14 (51.85%) Hyper-V
6 12 (44.44%) MCTS
6 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (44.44%) MCSA
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco
6 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 12 (44.44%) Symantec
7 11 (40.74%) MCP
7 11 (40.74%) MCITP
7 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (37.04%) Degree
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (37.04%) VMware ESX
9 9 (33.33%) Backup Exec
9 9 (33.33%) Firewall
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (33.33%) CCNA
10 8 (29.63%) Juniper
10 8 (29.63%) VCP5
11 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 5 (18.52%) LAN
12 5 (18.52%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) SAN
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) VPN
3 5 (18.52%) LAN
3 5 (18.52%) WAN
4 4 (14.81%) Wireless
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (7.41%) DNS
7 1 (3.70%) Intranet
7 1 (3.70%) DHCP
7 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.70%) VoIP
7 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Support Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (18.52%) Wintel Support
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Security Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Manager
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Smartphone
1 4 (14.81%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Handset
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) UNIX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 1 (3.70%) Change Management
2 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.70%) Data Security
2 1 (3.70%) Information Security
2 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
2 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (44.44%) MCTS
2 12 (44.44%) MCSA
3 11 (40.74%) MCP
3 11 (40.74%) MCITP
3 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (37.04%) Degree
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) CCNA
6 8 (29.63%) VCP5
7 5 (18.52%) CCNP
7 5 (18.52%) RHCE
8 4 (14.81%) ACSP
8 4 (14.81%) CCIP
8 4 (14.81%) CCDP
9 3 (11.11%) IBM Certification
9 3 (11.11%) ACSA
9 3 (11.11%) MCDST
10 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Hyper-V
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) VMware
3 12 (44.44%) Symantec
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco
4 8 (29.63%) Juniper
5 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) EMC
6 4 (14.81%) Sophos
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.11%) Apple
7 3 (11.11%) IBM
7 3 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (7.41%) McAfee
9 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.70%) Dell
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp