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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 136 101 114
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.03% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 5.71% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 9
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£310 £288 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% +27.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £184 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £307 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.89% -32.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
788 543 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.59% 18.08% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 262 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 31 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 -11 12 £269 -10.41% 12
Lancashire +9 5 £363 +34.25%
Cheshire -12 5 £283 +9.70% 8
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (78.26%) Windows
3 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
4 27 (58.70%) VMware
4 27 (58.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 26 (56.52%) Citrix
6 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (47.83%) ITIL
8 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (34.78%) HP
10 15 (32.61%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (32.61%) MCSA
11 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (28.26%) DNS
12 13 (28.26%) DHCP
12 13 (28.26%) XenApp
12 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (26.09%) MCITP
13 12 (26.09%) Migration
14 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
14 11 (23.91%) vSphere
15 10 (21.74%) LAN
15 10 (21.74%) WAN
15 10 (21.74%) CCNA
15 10 (21.74%) SAN
15 10 (21.74%) CCA
16 9 (19.57%) MCP
16 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) TPMS
2 3 (6.52%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DHCP
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 10 (21.74%) SAN
2 10 (21.74%) LAN
2 10 (21.74%) WAN
3 7 (15.22%) VLAN
4 5 (10.87%) VPN
5 4 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
5 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.35%) NAS
8 1 (2.17%) WLAN
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.17%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Design Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.17%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) iPad
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) CMDB
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) UNIX
5 5 (10.87%) Solaris
6 4 (8.70%) Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.52%) AIX
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Android
9 1 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Service Management
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Server Building
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Workflow
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.35%) Content Management
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (32.61%) MCSA
2 15 (32.61%) Citrix Certification
3 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (26.09%) MCITP
5 10 (21.74%) CCNA
5 10 (21.74%) CCA
6 9 (19.57%) MCP
6 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
7 8 (17.39%) CCEE
8 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) CCEA
9 5 (10.87%) MCTS
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (8.70%) CCIE
10 4 (8.70%) CCAA
10 4 (8.70%) CCIA
11 3 (6.52%) MCSD
11 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 4 (8.70%) QA
3 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) XenApp
4 11 (23.91%) vSphere
5 8 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
6 6 (13.04%) XenServer
7 4 (8.70%) NFS
7 4 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (8.70%) MetaFrame
8 3 (6.52%) Xen
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 3 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.17%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 26 (56.52%) Citrix
4 16 (34.78%) HP
5 8 (17.39%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) AppSense
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco
6 6 (13.04%) NetApp
6 6 (13.04%) Symantec
7 5 (10.87%) Dell
8 4 (8.70%) Compaq
9 3 (6.52%) EMC
9 3 (6.52%) Sophos
10 2 (4.35%) Wyse
10 2 (4.35%) Stellent
10 2 (4.35%) Veeam
10 2 (4.35%) Lumension
10 2 (4.35%) IBM
10 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.35%) Apple
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