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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 143 127 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.38% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.90% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate £338 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £41.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.07% +272.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
733 631 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.28% 20.04% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 322 235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire +5 7 £275 -
Merseyside 0 3 £425 - 1
Manchester -21 2 £150 -62.50% 7
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (79.41%) Active Directory
3 25 (73.53%) Windows
4 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (64.71%) VMware
6 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
8 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (50.00%) DHCP
9 17 (50.00%) DNS
9 17 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (47.06%) MCITP
11 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (44.12%) CCNA
11 15 (44.12%) Windows Server
12 14 (41.18%) vSphere
12 14 (41.18%) Cisco
12 14 (41.18%) HP
12 14 (41.18%) ITIL
13 13 (38.24%) Citrix
14 12 (35.29%) MS Office
14 12 (35.29%) WAN
15 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
15 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
15 10 (29.41%) SQL
15 10 (29.41%) MCSA
15 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
16 9 (26.47%) XenApp
16 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
16 9 (26.47%) LAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (11.76%) Lync
5 3 (8.82%) IIS
6 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.94%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) DHCP
1 17 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (35.29%) WAN
3 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 5 (14.71%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) WLAN
6 3 (8.82%) DMZ
6 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
6 3 (8.82%) VoIP
7 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (5.88%) Firewall
7 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.94%) LDAP
8 1 (2.94%) VPN
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (2.94%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) IT Engineer
1 13 (38.24%) Support Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) IT Support
3 8 (23.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Support
6 3 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Project Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) ODBC
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.88%) Clustering
1 2 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (44.12%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.82%) Android
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
4 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Load Testing
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Server Building
4 3 (8.82%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Content Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) People Management
6 1 (2.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (47.06%) MCITP
3 15 (44.12%) CCNA
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (29.41%) MCSA
5 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.76%) CCEA
6 4 (11.76%) CCEE
6 4 (11.76%) CCNP
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (11.76%) MCP
7 3 (8.82%) ACSA
7 3 (8.82%) ACSP
7 3 (8.82%) CCDP
7 3 (8.82%) CCIA
7 3 (8.82%) CCIP
7 3 (8.82%) IBM Certification
7 3 (8.82%) MCDST
7 3 (8.82%) RHCE
7 3 (8.82%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (41.18%) vSphere
4 9 (26.47%) XenApp
4 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.71%) XenServer
6 3 (8.82%) Brightmail
6 3 (8.82%) Terminal Server
7 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.88%) NFS
7 2 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) VMware
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) HP
4 13 (38.24%) Citrix
5 6 (17.65%) EMC
6 5 (14.71%) Compaq
6 5 (14.71%) Dell
6 5 (14.71%) ThinPrint
7 4 (11.76%) Apple
7 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.82%) AppSense
8 3 (8.82%) Avaya
8 3 (8.82%) IBM
8 3 (8.82%) IronPort
8 3 (8.82%) NetApp
8 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.82%) Symantec
8 3 (8.82%) Wyse
9 2 (5.88%) Stellent