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 2 December 2016 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 101 99 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.50% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 3.83% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £415 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.97% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -10.00%
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
286 261 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.25% 13.14% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 138 109
Median daily rate £450 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.01 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £650 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 2 (20.00%) NetApp
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (20.00%) C

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CNE
4 1 (10.00%) MCDST
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Novell Certification
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (10.00%) NFS
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Infor
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) Novell
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam