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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 125 146 118
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -28
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.26% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 1.40% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Median daily rate £350 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £321 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.88% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £21.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.46 - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -7.79%
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
597 787 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.77% 18.95% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 434 317
Median daily rate £450 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £535 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 50
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.19 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +79.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Lancashire +4 8 £187 -49.36% 2
Manchester -4 5 £375 -6.25% 7
Cheshire - 4 £550 - 3
Cumbria - 3 - -
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
3 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
3 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
4 22 (59.46%) VMware
5 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
6 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (48.65%) ITIL
8 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (37.84%) CCNA
9 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco
11 11 (29.73%) SQL
11 11 (29.73%) MCSA
11 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
12 9 (24.32%) LAN
12 9 (24.32%) WAN
12 9 (24.32%) MS Office
12 9 (24.32%) Firewall
12 9 (24.32%) Backup Exec
12 9 (24.32%) SCCM
13 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
13 8 (21.62%) DHCP
13 8 (21.62%) VPN
13 8 (21.62%) HP
13 8 (21.62%) Citrix
13 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
14 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
1 1 (2.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
1 9 (24.32%) LAN
1 9 (24.32%) WAN
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
2 8 (21.62%) VPN
3 6 (16.22%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) SAN
4 4 (10.81%) VLAN
5 2 (5.41%) WLAN
6 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.70%) Internet
6 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.70%) MPLS
6 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (18.92%) IT Support
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) IT Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) IT Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Backup Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) ICT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) NHS
3 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Life Science
4 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.70%) AS400
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (2.70%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.81%) Linux
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) CentOS
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Software Licensing
5 2 (5.41%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) C
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNA
2 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (29.73%) MCSA
4 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.11%) CCA
6 3 (8.11%) MCP
6 3 (8.11%) MCTS
6 3 (8.11%) RHCE
7 1 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (2.70%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.70%) MCDST
7 1 (2.70%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.70%) PMP
7 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) vSphere
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) MetaFrame
6 1 (2.70%) NFS
6 1 (2.70%) vCloud
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Backup Exec
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
3 5 (13.51%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (59.46%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 8 (21.62%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) Intel Security
6 5 (13.51%) Canon
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) Veeam
8 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
8 3 (8.11%) Remedy
8 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 2 (5.41%) Juniper
9 2 (5.41%) NetApp
9 2 (5.41%) Polycom
10 1 (2.70%) Infor
10 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.70%) Sophos