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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank - 40 21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.53% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.33% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
71 86 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.54% 22.75% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 25
Average daily rate £380 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £700 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.65 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ODBC
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Sage 1000
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) PLM

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sage 1000
1 1 (33.33%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Project Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Sage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens