Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.56% 1.17% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 4.08% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Lancashire median daily rate £238 £238 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.59% +24.34%
10th Percentile £231 £176 £229
90th Percentile £244 £289 £397
North West median daily rate £331 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +22.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £13.50 -
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -22.86% -25.53%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 210 245 277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 39.33% 28.72% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 147 145
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% -
10th Percentile £355 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £597 £542
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.56% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 22 32
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.25 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +6.08% +79.94%
10th Percentile £28.90 £13.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.80 £44.40 £59.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.73 £34.00
% change year-on-year -6.39% +25.68% +88.89%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Lancashire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Lancashire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Lancashire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Burnley - 1 £238 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
1 3 (100.00%) Life Science
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) NAS
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (100.00%) NAS
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Server Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Life Science
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Kaseya
1 3 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SAP