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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 147 127 106
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.63% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 3.06% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 18
Median daily rate £220 £270 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.49% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £207 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +1.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
780 752 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 20.67% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 362 309
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £53.54 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 June 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 June 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 -19 7 £200 -33.33% 5
Cheshire -4 2 £240 +6.66% 4
Lancashire -8 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (71.43%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) ITIL
4 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
5 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
6 16 (45.71%) MCSA
6 16 (45.71%) VMware
7 15 (42.86%) MS Office
8 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
9 13 (37.14%) DNS
9 13 (37.14%) CCNA
9 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (34.29%) HP
10 12 (34.29%) DHCP
11 11 (31.43%) Finance
12 10 (28.57%) Citrix
12 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (25.71%) Banking
13 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
14 8 (22.86%) vSphere
14 8 (22.86%) LAN
14 8 (22.86%) WAN
14 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
14 8 (22.86%) MCP
14 8 (22.86%) SQL Server

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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.86%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) SoftLayer
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) DHCP
3 8 (22.86%) LAN
3 8 (22.86%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.29%) VLAN
5 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
5 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 3 (8.57%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.71%) LDAP
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) WLAN
6 2 (5.71%) X.500
7 1 (2.86%) DMZ
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) IT Support
5 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
6 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Messaging Support
7 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Exchange Support
7 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Messaging Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (17.14%) Unix
8 3 (8.57%) Linux
8 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
2 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
2 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (17.14%) Supplier Management
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) High Availability
5 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) VB
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (45.71%) MCSA
3 13 (37.14%) CCNA
3 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (22.86%) MCP
5 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.43%) MCITP
6 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) ACSA
8 1 (2.86%) CCDP
8 1 (2.86%) CCIP
8 1 (2.86%) CNE
8 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
8 1 (2.86%) MCDST
8 1 (2.86%) MCTS
8 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.86%) Novell Certification
8 1 (2.86%) RHCE
8 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) vSphere
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.43%) XenServer
5 3 (8.57%) Brightmail
5 3 (8.57%) NFS
5 3 (8.57%) Xen
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Firmware
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Tivoli
2 5 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (8.57%) SCCM
5 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
5 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) HP
4 10 (28.57%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
7 5 (14.29%) Symantec
8 4 (11.43%) IBM
9 3 (8.57%) Compaq
9 3 (8.57%) Dell
9 3 (8.57%) EMC
9 3 (8.57%) IronPort
9 3 (8.57%) NetApp
9 3 (8.57%) ThinPrint
10 2 (5.71%) Polycom
10 2 (5.71%) Proofpoint
11 1 (2.86%) Infor
11 1 (2.86%) Novell
11 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.86%) Veeam