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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 94 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.62% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 3.50% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Median daily rate £200 £269 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £660 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -4.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+0.87% +27.88%
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
291 286 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.76% 17.74% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 138 86
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £163 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.46 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.50 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.75 £30.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) CCNA
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) MCSA
4 9 (60.00%) DHCP
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) VLAN
7 6 (40.00%) HP
8 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (33.33%) MS Office
8 5 (33.33%) IBM
8 5 (33.33%) Citrix
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (33.33%) vSphere
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) iSCSI
9 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS

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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (26.67%) SoftLayer
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) VLAN
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (26.67%) iSCSI
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Law
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Support
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 1 (6.67%) ACSA
7 1 (6.67%) ACSP
7 1 (6.67%) CCDP
7 1 (6.67%) CCIP
7 1 (6.67%) CNE
7 1 (6.67%) MCDST
7 1 (6.67%) MCTS
7 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (6.67%) Novell Certification
7 1 (6.67%) RHCE
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) NFS
4 4 (26.67%) Xen
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) Apple
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Infor
7 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
7 1 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (6.67%) Novell
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (6.67%) Wyse