The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 26 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% - 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
40 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.94% 30.58% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 35
Average daily rate £280 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £28.50 £25.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.61% +11.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
North West

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 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - - - - 1
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) Service Management
4 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (55.56%) Application Packaging
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (55.56%) MSI
5 5 (55.56%) InstallShield
5 5 (55.56%) MCP
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (33.33%) Project Management
8 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 2 (22.22%) Change Management
8 2 (22.22%) ITSM
8 2 (22.22%) HNC
8 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 2 (22.22%) SAN
8 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
8 2 (22.22%) Altiris
8 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (11.11%) .NET
9 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
9 1 (11.11%) Windows 8

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MSI
1 5 (55.56%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) HNC
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) VMware