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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 83 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 1.20% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 9.09% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Average daily rate
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£269 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £323 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
274 165 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.54% 13.21% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 86 80
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £195 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 21
Average hourly rate £15.98 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.62 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) Citrix
5 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (61.90%) VMware
5 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 12 (57.14%) ITIL
7 11 (52.38%) MCSA
7 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (42.86%) CCNA
8 9 (42.86%) WAN
8 9 (42.86%) LAN
9 8 (38.10%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (33.33%) SAN
10 7 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (33.33%) XenApp
11 6 (28.57%) MCITP
11 6 (28.57%) CCA
12 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (23.81%) NetApp
12 5 (23.81%) AppSense
12 5 (23.81%) DNS
12 5 (23.81%) DHCP
12 5 (23.81%) SQL
12 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
12 5 (23.81%) CCEE

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.52%) TPMS
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) LAN
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 5 (23.81%) DHCP
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (14.29%) VLAN
5 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) WLAN
7 1 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) UNIX
7 2 (9.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Server Building
5 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) C
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) MCSA
4 9 (42.86%) CCNA
5 8 (38.10%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (28.57%) MCITP
7 6 (28.57%) CCA
8 5 (23.81%) CCEE
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (19.05%) MCTS
9 4 (19.05%) CCAA
9 4 (19.05%) CCIE
9 4 (19.05%) MCP
10 1 (4.76%) CCEA
10 1 (4.76%) CCNP
10 1 (4.76%) CCIA
10 1 (4.76%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) XenApp
4 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (19.05%) MetaFrame
5 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 4 (19.05%) vSphere
6 3 (14.29%) Xen
6 3 (14.29%) NFS
7 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (4.76%) XenServer
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Citrix
2 13 (61.90%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) NetApp
4 5 (23.81%) AppSense
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) Symantec
6 3 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (9.52%) Sophos
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) EMC
7 2 (9.52%) Veeam
8 1 (4.76%) Lotus
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) Wyse