Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 145 135
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 -43
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.41% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Manchester median daily rate £325 £225 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -43.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £256 £185 £272
90th Percentile £423 £388 £425
North West median daily rate £313 £238 £373
% change year-on-year +31.58% -36.24% +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £13.75 £17.83 £15.77
% change year-on-year -22.88% +13.06% -32.89%

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 426 549 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.49% 15.48% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 323 281
Manchester median daily rate £388 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £228
90th Percentile £575 £585 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% - -
10th Percentile £13.56 £12.12 £9.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £34.18 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +48.10% -13.99% +54.53%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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
Altrincham - 3 £275 - 1
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (33.33%) MCP
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) ISDN
7 3 (25.00%) MCSA
7 3 (25.00%) VoIP
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) ISDN
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Junos
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) Power BI
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Dutch Language
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SIEM
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCP
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) MCSD
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) ProxySG
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Xen
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (8.33%) iManage
5 1 (8.33%) IronPort
5 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (8.33%) Polycom
5 1 (8.33%) Xerox