The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 60 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 3.88% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.26% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 103 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.70% 17.31% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 50 60
Average daily rate £350 £393 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +48.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCSE
West Midlands

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
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 22 July 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCP
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) MS Office
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
3 8 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) MCITP
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Workflow
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
8 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 2 (13.33%) Office 365
10 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
10 1 (6.67%) ITIL
10 1 (6.67%) SharePoint

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
1 8 (53.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Online Security
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCP
3 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
4 5 (33.33%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenServer
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec