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 27 July 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 144 131 104
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.55% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.63% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 24
Median daily rate £300 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £206 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £411 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% -32.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+0.87% +27.88%
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
701 800 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.15% 21.12% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 428 295
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 50
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.39 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 8 £200 -25.58% 7
Cheshire -1 2 £240 +6.66% 6
Merseyside - 2 £400 -
Lancashire -9 1 £300 -17.24% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (70.27%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
4 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
4 20 (54.05%) ITIL
5 18 (48.65%) MCSA
5 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
6 17 (45.95%) VMware
7 15 (40.54%) CCNA
7 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (37.84%) MS Office
9 13 (35.14%) MS Exchange
9 13 (35.14%) DNS
10 12 (32.43%) DHCP
10 12 (32.43%) HP
11 10 (27.03%) Citrix
11 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
11 10 (27.03%) Finance
12 9 (24.32%) WAN
12 9 (24.32%) LAN
12 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
12 9 (24.32%) Banking
13 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
13 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (21.62%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (16.22%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.70%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.81%) SoftLayer
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) DNS
2 12 (32.43%) DHCP
3 9 (24.32%) LAN
3 9 (24.32%) WAN
4 7 (18.92%) VLAN
5 6 (16.22%) Firewall
6 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (10.81%) iSCSI
8 3 (8.11%) SAN
9 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
9 2 (5.41%) LDAP
9 2 (5.41%) VoIP
9 2 (5.41%) VPN
9 2 (5.41%) WLAN
9 2 (5.41%) X.500
10 1 (2.70%) DMZ
10 1 (2.70%) Internet
10 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Law
5 2 (5.41%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) IT Support
5 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (13.51%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Messaging Support
7 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.11%) Life Science
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.22%) Unix
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
9 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.70%) Android
10 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Change Management
2 7 (18.92%) Problem Management
3 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) High Availability
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) C
5 2 (5.41%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (48.65%) MCSA
3 15 (40.54%) CCNA
3 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (21.62%) MCP
5 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) MCITP
8 2 (5.41%) CCNP
8 2 (5.41%) MCTS
9 1 (2.70%) ACSA
9 1 (2.70%) CCDP
9 1 (2.70%) CCIP
9 1 (2.70%) CNE
9 1 (2.70%) IBM Certification
9 1 (2.70%) MCDST
9 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.70%) Novell Certification
9 1 (2.70%) RHCE
9 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) vSphere
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) NFS
4 4 (10.81%) Xen
5 3 (8.11%) XenApp
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.41%) XenServer
7 1 (2.70%) Brightmail
7 1 (2.70%) Firmware
7 1 (2.70%) vCloud
7 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Tivoli
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 3 (8.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
4 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (45.95%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) HP
4 10 (27.03%) Citrix
5 8 (21.62%) Cisco
6 6 (16.22%) IBM
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) NetApp
8 3 (8.11%) Symantec
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
9 2 (5.41%) Polycom
9 2 (5.41%) Proofpoint
9 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.70%) Infor
10 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.70%) IronPort
10 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.70%) Sophos
10 1 (2.70%) ThinPrint
10 1 (2.70%) Veeam