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 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 134 147 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -50
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.52% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 2.69% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 37
Median daily rate £250 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £247 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £403 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.28 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.97%
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
623 856 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 19.36% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 499 335
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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 27 September 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
Manchester -9 7 £225 -43.75% 8
Cheshire - 6 - - 2
Lancashire +18 4 £300 -20.00% 1
Merseyside +7 2 £400 +128.57% 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
4 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
5 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
6 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (46.88%) VMware
8 14 (43.75%) CCNA
8 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (37.50%) ITIL
10 11 (34.38%) MCSA
10 11 (34.38%) DNS
11 9 (28.13%) WAN
11 9 (28.13%) DHCP
11 9 (28.13%) LAN
11 9 (28.13%) MS Office
11 9 (28.13%) SQL
11 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (25.00%) VPN
12 8 (25.00%) HP
12 8 (25.00%) vSphere
13 7 (21.88%) SCCM
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco
13 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
14 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (18.75%) VLAN
14 6 (18.75%) MS Excel

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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) SoftLayer
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) WAN
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (18.75%) VLAN
5 5 (15.63%) SAN
6 4 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) WLAN
8 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
8 2 (6.25%) LDAP
8 2 (6.25%) X.500
9 1 (3.13%) DMZ
9 1 (3.13%) Internet
9 1 (3.13%) MPLS
9 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) IT Support
2 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (18.75%) IT Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (9.38%) Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) ICT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) ICT Support
7 2 (6.25%) ICT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Unix
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) C
4 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (43.75%) CCNA
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (34.38%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (9.38%) MCITP
5 3 (9.38%) MCTS
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCNP
7 1 (3.13%) CNE
7 1 (3.13%) MCDST
7 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) vSphere
4 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.25%) NFS
6 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (6.25%) Xen
6 2 (6.25%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) Firmware
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.63%) SCOM
3 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco
5 6 (18.75%) Intel Security
6 4 (12.50%) Canon
6 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (12.50%) Veeam
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) IBM
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
8 2 (6.25%) Juniper
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle
8 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.13%) arcserve
9 1 (3.13%) Infor
9 1 (3.13%) Novell
9 1 (3.13%) Sophos