Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 80 109
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 0.41% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 2.59% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £550 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +1.85% +27.06%
North West median daily rate £400 £306 £391
% change year-on-year +30.61% -21.68% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.00 -
North West median hourly rate £11.50 £17.83 £13.50
% change year-on-year -35.50% +32.07% -58.46%

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 182 193 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.82% 15.73% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 130 192
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £173 £140 £230
90th Percentile £550 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.25% +11.92% -5.95%
10th Percentile £16.93 £12.10 £15.99
90th Percentile £46.50 £39.96 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +39.33%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 February 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 21 February 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 - 3 £650 - 1
Chester - 2 £319 - 2
Crewe - 1 £575 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) MCSA
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (50.00%) ISEB
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 4 (40.00%) VB
5 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) JMeter
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Time Management
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) PaaS
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) PaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (20.00%) IaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (40.00%) JMeter
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Active Listening
4 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) VB
1 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSA
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco