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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / North West
Rank 128 139 136
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.66% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £210 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £471 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -72.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +15.49%

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
503 714 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.16% 18.90% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 363 343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 60
Median hourly rate £41.63 £39.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £16.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +10 5 £408 +171.66% 8
Lancashire +9 3 £263 -4.54% 1
Cheshire +27 1 £550 +1.85% 5
Merseyside -4 1 £350 -17.64% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
3 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) VMware
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (53.33%) ITIL
6 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (30.00%) Firewall
8 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco
8 9 (30.00%) Citrix
8 9 (30.00%) CCNA
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (26.67%) LAN
9 8 (26.67%) WAN
9 8 (26.67%) Backup Exec
10 7 (23.33%) MCP
10 7 (23.33%) MS Office
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
11 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.00%) IIS
11 6 (20.00%) DHCP
11 6 (20.00%) VPN
11 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
11 6 (20.00%) SCCM
11 6 (20.00%) Life Science

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 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.33%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 6 (20.00%) DHCP
3 6 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (16.67%) SAN
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.67%) NAS
6 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 2 (6.67%) WLAN
7 1 (3.33%) Internet
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) IT Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Backup Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Life Science
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) AS400
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Licensing
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.67%) Linux
9 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Software Licensing
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNA
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (23.33%) MCP
4 5 (16.67%) MCITP
4 5 (16.67%) MCSA
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.00%) CCA
6 3 (10.00%) RHCE
7 2 (6.67%) MCTS
8 1 (3.33%) CCIE
8 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.33%) PMP
8 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 6 (20.00%) SCCM
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Intel Security
5 4 (13.33%) Veeam
6 3 (10.00%) Canon
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) Polycom
6 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.67%) Kaseya
7 2 (6.67%) Kaspersky
7 2 (6.67%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.33%) Infor
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
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