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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 130 104 116
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.86% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 4.75% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 9
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£306 £285 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.45% +26.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £235 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £312 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 - £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.48 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+33.42% -23.80%
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
770 547 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.21% 18.11% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 268 216
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £223 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 42
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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 -13 10 £300 - 8
Cheshire -6 6 £225 -12.62% 6
Lancashire +4 5 £363 +47.95%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (77.27%) Windows
3 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (54.55%) VMware
4 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (52.27%) ITIL
5 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
5 23 (52.27%) Citrix
6 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (34.09%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (31.82%) HP
10 13 (29.55%) XenApp
11 12 (27.27%) Migration
11 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (27.27%) MCITP
12 11 (25.00%) SAN
12 11 (25.00%) MCSA
13 10 (22.73%) MCP
13 10 (22.73%) DNS
13 10 (22.73%) LAN
13 10 (22.73%) WAN
13 10 (22.73%) DHCP
13 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (22.73%) CCA
13 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
14 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
14 9 (20.45%) SLA
15 8 (18.18%) McAfee

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) TPMS
2 3 (6.82%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) SAN
2 10 (22.73%) LAN
2 10 (22.73%) WAN
2 10 (22.73%) DHCP
2 10 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) VPN
3 5 (11.36%) VLAN
4 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.82%) NAS
6 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.55%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
1 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) FlexPod Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Deskside Support
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) iPad
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.55%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.55%) FlexPod
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Life Science
5 1 (2.27%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) UNIX
5 5 (11.36%) Solaris
6 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.82%) AIX
8 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.55%) Android
8 2 (4.55%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.55%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Server Building
5 3 (6.82%) Validation
5 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.55%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
6 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.55%) Content Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Control
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (34.09%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (27.27%) MCITP
4 11 (25.00%) MCSA
5 10 (22.73%) MCP
5 10 (22.73%) CCA
5 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) CCEE
8 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.64%) CCNA
10 5 (11.36%) CCEA
10 5 (11.36%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (11.36%) MCTS
11 4 (9.09%) CCIE
11 4 (9.09%) CCAA
11 4 (9.09%) CCIA
12 3 (6.82%) MCSD
12 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) QA
3 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
3 13 (29.55%) XenApp
4 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 8 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 8 (18.18%) vSphere
5 6 (13.64%) XenServer
6 4 (9.09%) MetaFrame
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (4.55%) NFS
8 2 (4.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.55%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 23 (52.27%) Citrix
4 14 (31.82%) HP
5 8 (18.18%) McAfee
6 7 (15.91%) Cisco
7 6 (13.64%) Symantec
7 6 (13.64%) AppSense
8 5 (11.36%) Dell
9 4 (9.09%) EMC
9 4 (9.09%) Compaq
9 4 (9.09%) NetApp
10 3 (6.82%) Sophos
11 2 (4.55%) Wyse
11 2 (4.55%) Stellent
11 2 (4.55%) Veeam
11 2 (4.55%) Lumension
11 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (4.55%) Apple
11 2 (4.55%) IBM