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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 99 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.80% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £275 £335 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.91% -13.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 250 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.63% 13.93% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 117
Median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £178 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £275 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) iPad
5 3 (37.50%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) WLAN
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

MCSE
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Document Management
1 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
1 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
1 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) CCA
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) NCDA
5 1 (12.50%) NCIE
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) VCAP
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Infor
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp