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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 131 103 103
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.07% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 5.39% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
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£313 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £229 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £276 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £261 £295
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -12.50%
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
789 612 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.36% 19.88% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 299 194
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 76 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £34.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -18 10 £363 +302.77% 9
Lancashire -7 6 £300 +20.16%
Cheshire -6 2 £225 -24.68% 3
Merseyside -16 2 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (94.12%) Windows
3 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
4 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
5 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (50.00%) Citrix
7 15 (44.12%) ITIL
8 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (41.18%) VMware
9 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (35.29%) DNS
11 11 (32.35%) DHCP
12 10 (29.41%) HP
12 10 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (29.41%) Migration
12 10 (29.41%) XenApp
12 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (23.53%) LAN
13 8 (23.53%) WAN
14 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (20.59%) CCA
14 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
14 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
14 7 (20.59%) AppSense
14 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (20.59%) CCEE
15 6 (17.65%) vSphere
15 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
15 6 (17.65%) VLAN
15 6 (17.65%) Cisco

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 11 (32.35%) DHCP
3 8 (23.53%) LAN
3 8 (23.53%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) SAN
4 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.65%) VLAN
5 4 (11.76%) NAS
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.88%) NX-OS
7 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Design Architect
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (2.94%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) FlexPod
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Life Science
3 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.71%) UNIX
5 5 (14.71%) Solaris
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.82%) AIX
8 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.88%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.88%) Android
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.82%) Load Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Content Management
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Network Management
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (20.59%) CCA
3 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) CCEE
4 6 (17.65%) CCEA
4 6 (17.65%) MCSA
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (14.71%) MCITP
5 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.76%) CCAA
6 4 (11.76%) CCIE
6 4 (11.76%) MCP
7 3 (8.82%) MCSD
7 3 (8.82%) CCNA
7 3 (8.82%) CCIA
8 2 (5.88%) NCIE
9 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (29.41%) XenApp
4 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
4 6 (17.65%) vSphere
5 5 (14.71%) XenServer
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (11.76%) MetaFrame
7 3 (8.82%) Terminal Server
7 3 (8.82%) NFS
8 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.94%) UAG
9 1 (2.94%) Xen
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
1 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (5.88%) EdgeSight
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) Citrix
3 14 (41.18%) VMware
4 10 (29.41%) HP
5 7 (20.59%) AppSense
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco
7 5 (14.71%) Dell
8 4 (11.76%) EMC
8 4 (11.76%) Compaq
8 4 (11.76%) McAfee
9 3 (8.82%) Wyse
9 3 (8.82%) NetApp
10 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.88%) Symantec
10 2 (5.88%) Stellent
10 2 (5.88%) Lumension
11 1 (2.94%) Remedy
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago