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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 63 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.51% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.60% 4.76% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £249 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.70% +42.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £290 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +2.77%
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
181 126 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.01% 10.80% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 51 86
Average daily rate £375 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 October 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 October 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 £265 - 1
Stockport - 2 - -
Salford - - - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) Windows
3 27 (77.14%) VMware
4 25 (71.43%) SAN
5 21 (60.00%) Cisco
6 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (48.57%) ITIL
7 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
8 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (34.29%) MCITP
10 12 (34.29%) Firewall
10 12 (34.29%) Symantec
11 11 (31.43%) Citrix
11 11 (31.43%) MCSA
11 11 (31.43%) WAN
11 11 (31.43%) VMware ESX
12 10 (28.57%) MCTS
12 10 (28.57%) CCNA
12 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (25.71%) Linux
13 9 (25.71%) Backup Exec
13 9 (25.71%) Degree
14 8 (22.86%) MCP
14 8 (22.86%) Juniper
14 8 (22.86%) EMC
14 8 (22.86%) VCP5

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) SAN
2 12 (34.29%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
6 3 (8.57%) VLAN
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) DMZ
7 2 (5.71%) DHCP
8 1 (2.86%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Support Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Wintel Support
4 4 (11.43%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Clustering
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (25.71%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Android
6 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.71%) UNIX
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) People Management
3 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) Load Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (34.29%) MCITP
4 11 (31.43%) MCSA
5 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (28.57%) CCNA
5 10 (28.57%) MCTS
6 9 (25.71%) Degree
7 8 (22.86%) VCP5
7 8 (22.86%) MCP
8 4 (11.43%) CCNP
8 4 (11.43%) CCIP
8 4 (11.43%) CCDP
8 4 (11.43%) ACSP
8 4 (11.43%) ACSA
8 4 (11.43%) MCDST
8 4 (11.43%) RHCE
8 4 (11.43%) IBM Certification
9 1 (2.86%) CCA
9 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (31.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Backup Exec
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
3 4 (11.43%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) VMware
2 21 (60.00%) Cisco
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) Symantec
5 11 (31.43%) Citrix
6 8 (22.86%) Juniper
6 8 (22.86%) EMC
7 6 (17.14%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) IBM
8 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (11.43%) Apple
8 4 (11.43%) Sophos
9 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 3 (8.57%) Avaya
9 3 (8.57%) Dell
10 2 (5.71%) Sun
10 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.71%) StorageTek
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle
11 1 (2.86%) NetApp