Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 83 108
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.33% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 2.02% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Cheshire median daily rate £356 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -35.71% +55.56%
10th Percentile £351 £213 £251
90th Percentile £367 £238 £489
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £14.86
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year - +7.67% -5.77%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 246 198 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.51% 16.36% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 118 229
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -12.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £241 £273
90th Percentile £560 £524 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +27.27%
10th Percentile £16.05 £15.84 £11.82
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £71.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £41.37
% change year-on-year -10.54% -5.42% +37.33%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 1 £350 +55.56%
Warrington +1 1 £363 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ProCurve