The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 37 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.93% 0.33% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 1.22% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 82 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.91% 26.80% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 23
Average daily rate £420 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Merseyside region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Merseyside region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool - 2 £425 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) CCEE
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Sage 1000
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Sage 1000
1 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Sage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) ODBC
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) CCEA
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Sage
4 1 (25.00%) Siemens