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 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 93 111 129
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 43 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 0.69% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 4.01% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +47.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +23.52%
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
582 499 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.87% 17.26% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 238 325
Average daily rate £346 £320 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -11.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +53.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +6 16 £325 -13.33% 14
Cheshire +1 12 £303 +34.44% 3
Lancashire -2 9 £285 - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (93.75%) Windows
3 52 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (62.50%) VMware
5 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
6 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
7 45 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (52.50%) ITIL
9 38 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (43.75%) DNS
11 31 (38.75%) Citrix
12 26 (32.50%) Cisco
12 26 (32.50%) SAN
13 25 (31.25%) HP
14 23 (28.75%) MCITP
15 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
15 22 (27.50%) DHCP
16 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
16 21 (26.25%) MCTS
17 20 (25.00%) XenServer
17 20 (25.00%) SharePoint
17 20 (25.00%) Dell
18 18 (22.50%) Compaq
18 18 (22.50%) MCP
18 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
19 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
19 17 (21.25%) SharePoint 2010
19 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2005
19 17 (21.25%) .NET

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 20 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (13.75%) IIS
4 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (43.75%) DNS
2 26 (32.50%) SAN
3 22 (27.50%) DHCP
4 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 12 (15.00%) Firewall
6 11 (13.75%) LAN
7 8 (10.00%) Wireless
8 7 (8.75%) WAN
8 7 (8.75%) VPN
9 6 (7.50%) IP Telephony
10 4 (5.00%) WLAN
11 3 (3.75%) VLAN
12 2 (2.50%) Internet
12 2 (2.50%) DSL
12 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
13 1 (1.25%) VoIP
13 1 (1.25%) Intranet
13 1 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 17 (21.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) DTS
5 1 (1.25%) OLAP
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (11.25%) Server Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Administrator
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Support Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.25%) Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Wintel Support
8 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Server Support
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Clustering
2 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) Handset
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (93.75%) Windows
2 52 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.25%) Windows XP
6 8 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.25%) UNIX
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Load Balancing
3 12 (15.00%) Project Management
4 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.50%) Change Management
6 5 (6.25%) Migration
6 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.00%) Time Management
7 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.50%) ITSM
9 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (28.75%) MCITP
3 21 (26.25%) MCTS
4 18 (22.50%) MCP
5 14 (17.50%) Degree
5 14 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (13.75%) CCNA
8 10 (12.50%) MCSA
8 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 8 (10.00%) VCP5
10 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.50%) HNC
10 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.25%) CISSP
11 1 (1.25%) CCA
11 1 (1.25%) CCNP
11 1 (1.25%) RHCE
11 1 (1.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (47.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (25.00%) XenServer
4 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
5 16 (20.00%) XenApp
5 16 (20.00%) vSphere
6 15 (18.75%) XenDesktop
7 13 (16.25%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.25%) WSUS
3 1 (1.25%) Nagios
3 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (62.50%) VMware
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 31 (38.75%) Citrix
4 26 (32.50%) Cisco
5 25 (31.25%) HP
6 20 (25.00%) Dell
7 18 (22.50%) Compaq
8 14 (17.50%) Symantec
9 8 (10.00%) Juniper
10 4 (5.00%) McAfee
10 4 (5.00%) Sophos
11 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.50%) EMC
11 2 (2.50%) Adobe
11 2 (2.50%) Altiris
12 1 (1.25%) Veeam
12 1 (1.25%) Oracle
12 1 (1.25%) SAP
12 1 (1.25%) NetApp
12 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
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