Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -44
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.41% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 1.85% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Manchester median daily rate £275 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -25.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £256 £174 £240
90th Percentile £570 £571 £425
North West median daily rate £325 £263 £391
% change year-on-year +23.81% -32.86% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £11.50 £17.83 £13.50
% change year-on-year -35.50% +32.07% -55.00%

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 405 486 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.99% 15.93% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 289 264
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £241
90th Percentile £625 £603 £519
North West median daily rate £411 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 9
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.90% +65.71% +34.62%
10th Percentile £13.36 £19.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.00 £48.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +66.87%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Altrincham - 2 £269 -
Stockport -2 1 - - 2
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Service Management
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (18.18%) MCSD
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) ISDN
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) VoIP
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) SCOM
7 2 (18.18%) Web Services
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
4 1 (9.09%) PaaS
4 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) ISDN
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) VoIP
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
1 1 (9.09%) French Language
1 1 (9.09%) German Language
1 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) IT Support
1 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) MCSD
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix