The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 94 113 136
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +23
Contract jobs citing MCSE 43 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 3.97% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 4
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£311 £225 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +47.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £196 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
604 504 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.11% 16.96% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 237 341
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 51
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £10.50 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Manchester +7 20 £350 +7.69% 10
Cheshire +3 8 £308 +36.66% 5
Lancashire -16 8 £420 +97.64% 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (88.37%) Windows
3 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
4 50 (58.14%) VMware
4 50 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (55.81%) Active Directory
6 45 (52.33%) ITIL
7 43 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (38.37%) DNS
10 32 (37.21%) Cisco
11 29 (33.72%) HP
12 28 (32.56%) Citrix
12 28 (32.56%) SAN
12 28 (32.56%) MCITP
13 26 (30.23%) MCTS
14 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
15 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
16 20 (23.26%) SharePoint
16 20 (23.26%) SQL
16 20 (23.26%) Dell
16 20 (23.26%) DHCP
17 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2005
17 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
18 18 (20.93%) XenServer
18 18 (20.93%) .NET
18 18 (20.93%) MCP
19 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
19 17 (19.77%) CCNA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 17 (19.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (12.79%) IIS
4 7 (8.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.37%) DNS
2 28 (32.56%) SAN
3 20 (23.26%) DHCP
4 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
5 13 (15.12%) Firewall
6 11 (12.79%) LAN
6 11 (12.79%) WAN
7 8 (9.30%) Wireless
8 7 (8.14%) IP Telephony
8 7 (8.14%) VPN
9 4 (4.65%) WLAN
9 4 (4.65%) VLAN
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security
10 2 (2.33%) DMZ
10 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.33%) Internet
10 2 (2.33%) DSL
11 1 (1.16%) VoIP
11 1 (1.16%) Intranet
11 1 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 19 (22.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.33%) OLAP
6 2 (2.33%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.16%) DTS
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (13.95%) Support Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (10.47%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Network Manager
4 8 (9.30%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) Administrator
6 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Support Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Wintel Support
7 5 (5.81%) Security Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Server Support
9 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Clustering
2 4 (4.65%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.65%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.65%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.65%) iPad
3 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) Handset
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.16%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (88.37%) Windows
2 50 (58.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.47%) Linux
6 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.65%) Android
9 2 (2.33%) UNIX
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.16%) HPUX
10 1 (1.16%) Solaris
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) ITIL
2 13 (15.12%) Load Balancing
3 11 (12.79%) Project Management
4 6 (6.98%) Migration
4 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.81%) Time Management
5 5 (5.81%) Change Management
6 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.65%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.49%) Line Management
7 3 (3.49%) People Management
7 3 (3.49%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.49%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.49%) Service Management
8 2 (2.33%) Information Security
8 2 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.16%) VB
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) Perl
4 1 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (32.56%) MCITP
3 26 (30.23%) MCTS
4 18 (20.93%) MCP
5 17 (19.77%) CCNA
5 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (17.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (17.44%) MCSA
6 15 (17.44%) Degree
7 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
8 8 (9.30%) VCP5
9 6 (6.98%) CCNP
9 6 (6.98%) RHCE
10 5 (5.81%) IBM Certification
10 5 (5.81%) ACSA
10 5 (5.81%) MCDST
10 5 (5.81%) CCIP
10 5 (5.81%) CCDP
10 5 (5.81%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 36 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.93%) XenServer
4 17 (19.77%) Hyper-V
5 14 (16.28%) XenApp
5 14 (16.28%) vSphere
6 13 (15.12%) XenDesktop
6 13 (15.12%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) SCCM
1 11 (12.79%) SCOM
2 10 (11.63%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (1.16%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (58.14%) VMware
3 32 (37.21%) Cisco
4 29 (33.72%) HP
5 28 (32.56%) Citrix
6 20 (23.26%) Dell
7 16 (18.60%) Compaq
8 14 (16.28%) Symantec
9 8 (9.30%) EMC
9 8 (9.30%) Juniper
10 5 (5.81%) IBM
10 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.81%) Apple
11 4 (4.65%) McAfee
11 4 (4.65%) Sophos
12 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.49%) Avaya
13 2 (2.33%) Oracle
13 2 (2.33%) Adobe
13 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
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