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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 53 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 1.51% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 8.11% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
138 111 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.75% 18.66% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 57 43
Average daily rate £375 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £171 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Data Security
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Samba
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (16.67%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) ADSL
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) German Language
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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