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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 48 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 1.03% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.55% 9.23% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
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
106 65 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.91% 11.13% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 34
Average daily rate £358 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) MCP
5 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (28.57%) SAN
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) MS Office
9 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
9 3 (21.43%) HP
9 3 (21.43%) Citrix
9 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
9 3 (21.43%) vSphere
10 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
10 2 (14.29%) XenApp
10 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (14.29%) CCA
10 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
4 2 (14.29%) CCA
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 2 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) MCTS
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) CCEA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) HP APS
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) Xen
5 1 (7.14%) Firmware
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Websense
5 1 (7.14%) ProCurve