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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 57 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.83% 1.96% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +35.48%
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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
145 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.98% 15.74% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 53 55
Average daily rate £330 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) MCP
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) DHCP
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
6 4 (33.33%) MS Office
6 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (25.00%) SCCM
7 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
7 3 (25.00%) MCITP
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Workflow
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Clustering
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
1 3 (25.00%) Workflow
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec