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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 68 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 0.45% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.75% 2.81% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
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 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.94%
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 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
160 178 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.63% 15.96% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 84 85
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £229 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 23
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £34.70 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -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 24 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 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) Windows
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 13 (50.00%) SAN
5 13 (50.00%) ITIL
5 13 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco
6 12 (46.15%) Symantec
7 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
7 11 (42.31%) MCSA
7 11 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (42.31%) MCTS
8 10 (38.46%) MCITP
8 10 (38.46%) Degree
8 10 (38.46%) MCP
8 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (38.46%) VMware ESX
9 9 (34.62%) Firewall
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (34.62%) CCNA
9 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
9 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (30.77%) VCP5
10 8 (30.77%) Juniper
11 6 (23.08%) Citrix
12 5 (19.23%) CCNP
12 5 (19.23%) VPN
12 5 (19.23%) MS Office

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) SAN
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) DHCP
7 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.85%) Intranet
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
7 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Support Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Wintel Support
4 4 (15.38%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Network Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 4 (15.38%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Android
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (3.85%) UNIX
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) Data Security
2 1 (3.85%) Change Management
2 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.85%) Information Security
2 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
2 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (42.31%) MCSA
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (42.31%) MCTS
3 10 (38.46%) MCITP
3 10 (38.46%) Degree
3 10 (38.46%) MCP
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (34.62%) CCNA
5 8 (30.77%) VCP5
6 5 (19.23%) CCNP
6 5 (19.23%) RHCE
7 4 (15.38%) ACSP
7 4 (15.38%) CCIP
7 4 (15.38%) CCDP
8 3 (11.54%) IBM Certification
8 3 (11.54%) MCDST
8 3 (11.54%) ACSA
9 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) VMware
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Symantec
4 8 (30.77%) Juniper
5 6 (23.08%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) EMC
6 4 (15.38%) Sophos
7 3 (11.54%) HP
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.54%) Apple
8 2 (7.69%) McAfee
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
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