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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 122 99 103
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.82% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 4.09% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate
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£395 £225 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.55% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £224 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £275 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -40.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
592 538 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 20.16% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 239 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £17.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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
Manchester -10 6 £400 +77.77% 12
Cheshire +4 2 £390 +75.28% 7
Merseyside -13 1 - -
Lancashire -17 1 - - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (79.63%) Windows
3 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
4 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (40.74%) Cisco
6 21 (38.89%) VMware
7 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
7 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (33.33%) DNS
8 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 17 (31.48%) ITIL
10 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
10 14 (25.93%) HP
10 14 (25.93%) SAN
10 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (25.93%) MCITP
11 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (24.07%) CCNA
12 12 (22.22%) Finance
13 11 (20.37%) DHCP
13 11 (20.37%) SQL
13 11 (20.37%) MCSA
13 11 (20.37%) MCTS
13 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
14 10 (18.52%) EMC
14 10 (18.52%) Citrix
15 9 (16.67%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
4 6 (11.11%) IIS
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.70%) Apache
7 1 (1.85%) Lync
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) DNS
1 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.93%) SAN
3 11 (20.37%) DHCP
4 7 (12.96%) WAN
5 5 (9.26%) VLAN
6 4 (7.41%) Network Security
6 4 (7.41%) NAS
7 3 (5.56%) Firewall
7 3 (5.56%) LAN
7 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.70%) DMZ
8 2 (3.70%) Wireless
9 1 (1.85%) VPN
9 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.70%) Data Mart
5 2 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (3.70%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MSI
1 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Administrator
2 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (9.26%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Network Manager
3 5 (9.26%) Security Manager
3 5 (9.26%) Network Security Manager
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (7.41%) IT Support
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Life Science
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.85%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.67%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Android
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.70%) HPUX
8 2 (3.70%) Solaris
8 2 (3.70%) UNIX
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) People Management
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Load Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Network Management
7 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.70%) VBScript
4 2 (3.70%) VB
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (25.93%) MCITP
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (24.07%) CCNA
4 11 (20.37%) MCSA
4 11 (20.37%) MCTS
5 9 (16.67%) MCP
6 7 (12.96%) CCDP
7 5 (9.26%) IBM Certification
7 5 (9.26%) RHCE
7 5 (9.26%) CCNP
7 5 (9.26%) CCIP
7 5 (9.26%) ACSP
7 5 (9.26%) RHCSA
7 5 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (9.26%) ACSA
7 5 (9.26%) MCDST
8 2 (3.70%) CCIA
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.70%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) XenServer
4 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) UAG
5 2 (3.70%) NFS
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
1 6 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) Legato
2 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) Cisco
3 21 (38.89%) VMware
4 14 (25.93%) HP
5 10 (18.52%) EMC
5 10 (18.52%) Citrix
6 6 (11.11%) Dell
7 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.26%) Apple
7 5 (9.26%) IBM
8 3 (5.56%) Avaya
8 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Compaq
9 2 (3.70%) Sun
9 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 2 (3.70%) StorageTek
10 1 (1.85%) AppSense
10 1 (1.85%) Wyse
10 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago