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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 56 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.42% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 1.79% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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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
138 168 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.85% 23.76% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 92 52
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) MCP
5 6 (60.00%) Windows
6 5 (50.00%) VMware
6 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) SCCM
7 4 (40.00%) MS Office
8 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (30.00%) Citrix
8 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (30.00%) Veeam
8 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
9 2 (20.00%) XenApp
9 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 1 (10.00%) Cisco
10 1 (10.00%) HP
10 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 1 (10.00%) MCSA
10 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (10.00%) MSI
10 1 (10.00%) CCA
10 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (30.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCA
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) ProCurve