The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 39 38
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.37% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 73 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.45% 21.60% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 42
Median daily rate £405 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Merseyside

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Merseyside

MCSE
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds