The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 101 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 31 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.75% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 3.91% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £226 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.21% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £355 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
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 £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 511 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.89% 19.17% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 324
Average daily rate £328 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
MCSE
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 14 £300 -20.00% 9
Cheshire +6 8 £258 - 5
Lancashire -6 6 £270 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (89.06%) Windows
3 41 (64.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 38 (59.38%) VMware
6 37 (57.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (56.25%) ITIL
8 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (40.63%) DNS
10 25 (39.06%) Citrix
11 24 (37.50%) HP
12 20 (31.25%) MCITP
13 19 (29.69%) Cisco
14 18 (28.13%) DHCP
14 18 (28.13%) SAN
14 18 (28.13%) MCTS
15 17 (26.56%) Dell
15 17 (26.56%) Hyper-V
16 16 (25.00%) XenServer
16 16 (25.00%) Compaq
17 15 (23.44%) CCNA
17 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (23.44%) XenApp
18 14 (21.88%) vSphere
18 14 (21.88%) XenDesktop
18 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
18 14 (21.88%) Degree
18 14 (21.88%) SharePoint
19 13 (20.31%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 12 (18.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
4 6 (9.38%) IIS
5 5 (7.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.63%) DNS
2 18 (28.13%) DHCP
2 18 (28.13%) SAN
3 11 (17.19%) Firewall
4 9 (14.06%) LAN
5 8 (12.50%) Wireless
5 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.94%) VPN
7 6 (9.38%) IP Telephony
8 5 (7.81%) WAN
9 4 (6.25%) WLAN
10 3 (4.69%) Network Security
11 2 (3.13%) Internet
11 2 (3.13%) DSL
11 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.56%) VoIP
12 1 (1.56%) Intranet
12 1 (1.56%) VLAN
12 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) DTS
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 7 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Consultant
4 6 (9.38%) Support Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Wintel Support
6 4 (6.25%) Network Security Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Server Support
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.25%) iPad
2 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.56%) Handset
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (89.06%) Windows
2 41 (64.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (57.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.06%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.69%) Android
8 2 (3.13%) Linux
9 1 (1.56%) UNIX
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Project Management
3 7 (10.94%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.94%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.38%) Change Management
5 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.25%) Service Management
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.13%) Time Management
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.13%) ITSM
7 2 (3.13%) Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.56%) Data Security
8 1 (1.56%) Information Security
8 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.56%) Workflow
8 1 (1.56%) Content Management
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) C
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (31.25%) MCITP
3 18 (28.13%) MCTS
4 15 (23.44%) CCNA
4 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (21.88%) Degree
6 13 (20.31%) MCP
6 13 (20.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (18.75%) MCSA
8 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
10 8 (12.50%) VCP5
11 5 (7.81%) CCNP
11 5 (7.81%) RHCE
12 4 (6.25%) ACSP
12 4 (6.25%) CCIP
12 4 (6.25%) CCDP
13 3 (4.69%) IBM Certification
13 3 (4.69%) MCDST
13 3 (4.69%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.56%) Hyper-V
4 16 (25.00%) XenServer
5 15 (23.44%) XenApp
6 14 (21.88%) vSphere
6 14 (21.88%) XenDesktop
7 12 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Backup Exec
2 8 (12.50%) SCCM
3 6 (9.38%) SCOM
4 1 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 38 (59.38%) VMware
3 25 (39.06%) Citrix
4 24 (37.50%) HP
5 19 (29.69%) Cisco
6 17 (26.56%) Dell
7 16 (25.00%) Compaq
8 13 (20.31%) Symantec
9 8 (12.50%) Juniper
10 4 (6.25%) EMC
10 4 (6.25%) Sophos
11 3 (4.69%) IBM
11 3 (4.69%) McAfee
11 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.69%) Apple
12 2 (3.13%) Altiris
12 2 (3.13%) Adobe
13 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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