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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 132 91 103
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.40% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 7.05% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £223 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £272 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £49.50 £28.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% +54.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.40%
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
730 567 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.03% 19.80% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 255 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 91 33
Average hourly rate £46.09 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.05% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 March 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 -25 9 £388 +72.22% 25
Lancashire -14 3 £310 +24.17% 1
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Cheshire 0 2 - - 3
Merseyside -17 1 - - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (91.67%) Windows
3 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 16 (44.44%) Citrix
6 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (36.11%) VMware
8 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (30.56%) XenApp
9 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (30.56%) Migration
9 11 (30.56%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (30.56%) DNS
10 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
10 10 (27.78%) DHCP
10 10 (27.78%) ITIL
10 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (22.22%) SAN
11 8 (22.22%) CCA
11 8 (22.22%) Cisco
11 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 8 (22.22%) LAN
11 8 (22.22%) WAN
12 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
12 7 (19.44%) HP
12 7 (19.44%) CCEA
12 7 (19.44%) AppSense
12 7 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) DNS
2 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.78%) DHCP
3 8 (22.22%) LAN
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (22.22%) SAN
4 6 (16.67%) VLAN
5 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 4 (11.11%) NAS
7 3 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.56%) Wireless
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.56%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Support Technician
6 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Life Science
3 2 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 33 (91.67%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.67%) UNIX
5 6 (16.67%) Solaris
6 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 3 (8.33%) AIX
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.78%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.78%) HPUX
9 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Migration
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Time Management
4 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Change Control
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Workflow
5 2 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (30.56%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (22.22%) CCA
5 7 (19.44%) CCEA
5 7 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (19.44%) CCEE
6 6 (16.67%) CCNA
7 5 (13.89%) MCSA
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) CCAA
8 4 (11.11%) CCIA
8 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) CCIE
8 4 (11.11%) MCP
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (8.33%) MCSD
9 3 (8.33%) MCITP
10 2 (5.56%) NCIE
10 2 (5.56%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (30.56%) XenApp
4 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (11.11%) MetaFrame
6 4 (11.11%) vSphere
6 4 (11.11%) XenServer
7 3 (8.33%) Terminal Server
7 3 (8.33%) NFS
8 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.56%) UAG
8 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) Citrix
3 13 (36.11%) VMware
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco
5 7 (19.44%) AppSense
5 7 (19.44%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) Dell
6 5 (13.89%) EMC
7 3 (8.33%) NetApp
7 3 (8.33%) Compaq
7 3 (8.33%) Wyse
8 2 (5.56%) Stellent
8 2 (5.56%) McAfee
8 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (2.78%) Sun
9 1 (2.78%) StorageTek
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