Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 76 111
Rank change year-on-year -17 +35 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.61% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Cheshire median daily rate £469 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +57.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £377 £500 £251
90th Percentile £566 £600 £489
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £300
% change year-on-year +8.57% +45.83% -0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +18.52% -40.00%

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 201 186 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.52% 16.92% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 98 246
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £259
90th Percentile £514 £550 £554
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +58.58%
10th Percentile £19.83 £11.30 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £66.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 May 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
Warrington -7 1 £363 - 1
Crewe - 1 £575 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data

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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
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%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Active Listening
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ProCurve