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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 94 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.38% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 2.66% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £525 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 210 263 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.10% 14.46% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 129 129
Median daily rate £413 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.27% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -18.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
5 3 (33.33%) iPad
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) MCSA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) MCTS
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (22.22%) WMI
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) WAN

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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPad
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Life Science
3 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Document Management
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) NCDA
6 1 (11.11%) NCIE
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WMI
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) iManage
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco