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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / North West
Rank 119 149 124
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.24% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Median daily rate £263 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £171 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.27% +5.71%

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
469 724 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.03% 19.07% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 391 318
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 51
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +79.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £46.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +6 4 £187 -31.87%
Manchester +12 2 £408 +171.66% 10
Cheshire - 2 £550 - 1
Cumbria - 2 - -
Merseyside +1 1 £350 -17.64%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
3 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
5 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 18 (56.25%) VMware
7 17 (53.13%) ITIL
8 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (34.38%) CCNA
11 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (31.25%) Cisco
13 9 (28.13%) WAN
13 9 (28.13%) LAN
13 9 (28.13%) SQL
13 9 (28.13%) SCCM
13 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
14 8 (25.00%) Firewall
14 8 (25.00%) MS Office
14 8 (25.00%) MCSA
14 8 (25.00%) VPN
14 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
15 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
16 6 (18.75%) DHCP
16 6 (18.75%) HP
16 6 (18.75%) Citrix
16 6 (18.75%) SAN
16 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (18.75%) Intel Security

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 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LAN
1 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) Firewall
2 8 (25.00%) VPN
3 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 6 (18.75%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) WLAN
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) MPLS
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) IT Support
2 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Backup Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.63%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Life Science
2 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.25%) Linux
9 1 (3.13%) CentOS
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
2 5 (15.63%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (34.38%) CCNA
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (25.00%) MCSA
4 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (9.38%) CCA
6 3 (9.38%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) RHCE
7 2 (6.25%) MCITP
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) CCIE
8 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (3.13%) MCDST
8 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.13%) PMP
8 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) SCOM
3 5 (15.63%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Intel Security
5 5 (15.63%) Canon
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
5 5 (15.63%) Symantec
6 4 (12.50%) Veeam
7 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
7 3 (9.38%) Remedy
8 2 (6.25%) Polycom
8 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) Infor
9 1 (3.13%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) Lotus
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle