The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 64 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.62% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 2.76% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £283 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -8.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -6.49%
MCSE
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
140 145 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.36% 22.41% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 61
Median daily rate £391 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -1.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) VMware
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
4 13 (81.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (68.75%) MCSA
6 11 (68.75%) SAN
6 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
7 10 (62.50%) Windows 8
7 10 (62.50%) Firewall
7 10 (62.50%) Cisco
8 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (56.25%) IPv4
8 9 (56.25%) CCNP
8 9 (56.25%) Linux
8 9 (56.25%) LAN
8 9 (56.25%) WAN
8 9 (56.25%) Juniper
8 9 (56.25%) Ubuntu
8 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (56.25%) vSphere
9 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
10 5 (31.25%) Office 365
10 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
11 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (18.75%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) SAN
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (56.25%) IPv4
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Leader
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Windows 8
5 9 (56.25%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) High Availability
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (68.75%) MCSA
4 9 (56.25%) CCNP
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) vSphere
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp