Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 74 85
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 -
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.086% 0.96% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 6.63% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 1
Cheshire median daily rate - £325 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -40.91% -
North West median daily rate £275 £325 £238
% change year-on-year -15.38% +36.84% -40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £17.83
% change year-on-year +73.91% -35.50% -

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 203 181 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.41% 14.46% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 127 138
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
10th Percentile £180 £200 £156
90th Percentile £600 £550 £675
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £24.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +18.15% +14.31%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.30 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.75 £31.16
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year - +26.13% -9.08%

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 19 January 2019. 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 0 1 - - 2
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune

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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Decision-Making
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft