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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 70 76 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.84% 3.59% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
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£325 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +61.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +23.52%
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
181 167 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.85% 13.85% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 89
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 24
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £10.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £37.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 - 2 £255 - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) Windows
3 22 (73.33%) VMware
4 20 (66.67%) SAN
5 17 (56.67%) ITIL
5 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (50.00%) Cisco
7 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
8 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
9 12 (40.00%) Symantec
9 12 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (36.67%) VMware ESX
10 11 (36.67%) Citrix
10 11 (36.67%) MCP
11 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (33.33%) Degree
11 10 (33.33%) Firewall
12 9 (30.00%) Backup Exec
12 9 (30.00%) MCTS
12 9 (30.00%) MCSA
13 8 (26.67%) Linux
13 8 (26.67%) Juniper
13 8 (26.67%) MCITP
13 8 (26.67%) VCP5
14 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
15 6 (20.00%) LAN
15 6 (20.00%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) SAN
2 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) LAN
3 6 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) Intranet
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.33%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 6 (20.00%) Support Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Administrator
4 5 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Wintel Support
5 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
1 4 (13.33%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) Data Security
3 1 (3.33%) Information Security
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL V2
3 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (36.67%) MCP
4 10 (33.33%) Degree
5 9 (30.00%) MCTS
5 9 (30.00%) MCSA
6 8 (26.67%) MCITP
6 8 (26.67%) VCP5
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.33%) CISSP
9 1 (3.33%) GPEN
9 1 (3.33%) OSCP
9 1 (3.33%) CCA
9 1 (3.33%) CCNP
9 1 (3.33%) RHCE
9 1 (3.33%) CISA
9 1 (3.33%) CISM
9 1 (3.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (36.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (40.00%) Symantec
5 11 (36.67%) Citrix
6 8 (26.67%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) Sophos
8 2 (6.67%) McAfee
8 2 (6.67%) EMC
8 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.33%) Oracle
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
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