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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 63 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.41% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 2.68% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £16.54
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +27.88%
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
173 149 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.24% 19.92% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 97 93
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £12.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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
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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (85.71%) Data Centre
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
4 11 (78.57%) vSphere
4 11 (78.57%) MCSA
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
6 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (64.29%) Juniper
6 9 (64.29%) SAN
6 9 (64.29%) Firewall
6 9 (64.29%) Linux
6 9 (64.29%) IPv4
6 9 (64.29%) CCNP
6 9 (64.29%) LAN
6 9 (64.29%) WAN
6 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
7 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) IPv4
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Server Support
4 2 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
1 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
1 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCSA
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
5 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (7.14%) MCITP
7 1 (7.14%) MCP
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) vSphere
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec