Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 132 135
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 2.66% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 9
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +78.57% -34.38%
10th Percentile £175 £293 £142
90th Percentile £568 £538 £352
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £275
% change year-on-year +3.70% +22.73% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £13.50
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year - +7.67% -5.77%

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 410 414 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.64% 14.41% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 227 305
Manchester median daily rate £405 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £162 £197
90th Percentile £575 £546 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Manchester median hourly rate £27.75 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.19% +8.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.52 £10.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £37.48
% change year-on-year -9.94% +3.40% +26.09%

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 20 August 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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 10 (52.63%) SCCM
5 9 (47.37%) VPN
6 8 (42.11%) Cisco
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) SCOM
7 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (36.84%) ITIL
8 6 (31.58%) MCTS
8 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
8 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (26.32%) SCVMM
9 5 (26.32%) JSON
9 5 (26.32%) Office 365
9 5 (26.32%) DevOps
9 5 (26.32%) MCP
9 5 (26.32%) MCSA
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
9 5 (26.32%) SAN
9 5 (26.32%) DNS

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) Skype
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) IT Support
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) HOOD
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.26%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCTS
3 5 (26.32%) MCP
3 5 (26.32%) MCSA
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (5.26%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.53%) Xen
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
2 8 (42.11%) SCOM
3 5 (26.32%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Altiris
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) IronPort
6 2 (10.53%) Meraki
6 2 (10.53%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (10.53%) Polycom
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec