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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 139 99 115
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 24 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.41% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 7.37% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 7
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£345 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.44% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £15.77 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% -32.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.97 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -9.69%
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
860 597 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.56% 19.10% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 321 237
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -17 9 £310 -4.61% 11
Lancashire -12 6 £388 +29.16%
Cheshire -19 4 £340 +12.39% 3
Merseyside - 1 £175 - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (76.09%) Windows
3 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
5 27 (58.70%) VMware
6 26 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (47.83%) Citrix
10 20 (43.48%) ITIL
11 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (36.96%) DNS
14 16 (34.78%) DHCP
14 16 (34.78%) MCITP
15 15 (32.61%) MCSA
15 15 (32.61%) CCNA
16 14 (30.43%) HP
17 13 (28.26%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (28.26%) WAN
17 13 (28.26%) LAN
17 13 (28.26%) vSphere
18 12 (26.09%) XenApp
18 12 (26.09%) SAN
19 10 (21.74%) SQL
19 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (21.74%) Migration
20 9 (19.57%) Cisco
20 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
20 9 (19.57%) CCEE

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.52%) TPMS
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Lync
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) DNS
2 16 (34.78%) DHCP
3 13 (28.26%) LAN
3 13 (28.26%) WAN
4 12 (26.09%) SAN
5 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.04%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) WLAN
8 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (6.52%) VLAN
9 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.17%) NAS
10 1 (2.17%) X.500
10 1 (2.17%) Wireless
10 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.17%) LDAP
10 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) iPad
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) CMDB
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Handset
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.35%) Solaris
6 2 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) UNIX
6 2 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Service Management
4 4 (8.70%) Server Building
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Workflow
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) C
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (34.78%) MCITP
4 15 (32.61%) MCSA
4 15 (32.61%) CCNA
5 13 (28.26%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (19.57%) CCEE
8 8 (17.39%) MCP
9 7 (15.22%) CCA
10 5 (10.87%) MCTS
10 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) CCAA
11 4 (8.70%) CCIA
11 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) CCIE
12 3 (6.52%) CCEA
12 3 (6.52%) Degree
13 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 4 (8.70%) QA
3 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 26 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (28.26%) vSphere
4 12 (26.09%) XenApp
5 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 7 (15.22%) XenDesktop
7 4 (8.70%) XenServer
7 4 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (8.70%) MetaFrame
8 3 (6.52%) Xen
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (6.52%) NFS
9 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
9 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 3 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 22 (47.83%) Citrix
4 14 (30.43%) HP
5 9 (19.57%) Cisco
6 6 (13.04%) Symantec
6 6 (13.04%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) AppSense
7 5 (10.87%) NetApp
8 3 (6.52%) Sophos
9 2 (4.35%) Wyse
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.35%) Apple
9 2 (4.35%) IBM
9 2 (4.35%) Compaq
9 2 (4.35%) Dell
9 2 (4.35%) EMC
9 2 (4.35%) Veeam
9 2 (4.35%) Lumension
10 1 (2.17%) SAP
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