Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 125 149
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 34 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.09% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.20% 3.02% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
Manchester median daily rate £325 £338 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +50.00% -43.75%
10th Percentile £162 £256 £185
90th Percentile £500 £538 £388
North West median daily rate £321 £319 £238
% change year-on-year +0.63% +34.21% -35.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
10th Percentile £19.00 - £13.25
90th Percentile £31.86 - £13.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.26
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.30% +9.45%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 472 430 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.10% 14.63% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 249 329
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £206
90th Percentile £575 £577 £578
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 13
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +20.21% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.52 £12.16
90th Percentile £32.50 £55.00 £33.85
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.93% +38.64% -12.73%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
Salford - 11 - -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
4 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
5 22 (64.71%) ITIL
5 22 (64.71%) VMware
6 21 (61.76%) MCSA
7 20 (58.82%) PowerShell
8 17 (50.00%) DNS
9 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (35.29%) Change Control
11 12 (35.29%) Migration
11 12 (35.29%) Management Information System
11 12 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (32.35%) SCCM
13 10 (29.41%) Google
13 10 (29.41%) Degree
13 10 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
14 9 (26.47%) Informatics
14 9 (26.47%) Citrix
15 8 (23.53%) MCP
15 8 (23.53%) Office 365
15 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
16 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
16 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
17 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (17.65%) MCTS
17 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (23.53%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) VPN
3 5 (14.71%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) LAN
4 4 (11.76%) WAN
4 4 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.88%) NAS
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) Firewall
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security
6 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) OLTP
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) ITIL
2 12 (35.29%) Change Control
2 12 (35.29%) Migration
3 9 (26.47%) Informatics
4 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps
7 2 (5.88%) ITSM
7 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (61.76%) MCSA
3 12 (35.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (29.41%) Degree
5 8 (23.53%) MCP
6 6 (17.65%) MCTS
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (5.88%) CCNA
8 2 (5.88%) CCNP
8 2 (5.88%) MCITP
9 1 (2.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.88%) Xen
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (64.71%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Google
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) Altiris
7 3 (8.82%) HP
8 2 (5.88%) Dell
8 2 (5.88%) IronPort
8 2 (5.88%) Meraki
8 2 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (5.88%) Polycom
8 2 (5.88%) Veeam
9 1 (2.94%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (2.94%) Novell