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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 53 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.61% 0.83% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 4.20% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £233 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £324
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £21.28 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-0.11% +12.18%
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
161 143 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.58% 19.83% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 79
Median daily rate £400 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £183 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) MCSA
3 12 (85.71%) 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
5 10 (71.43%) Windows 8
5 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 10 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
6 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
6 9 (64.29%) IPv4
6 9 (64.29%) CCNP
6 9 (64.29%) LAN
6 9 (64.29%) WAN
6 9 (64.29%) Linux
6 9 (64.29%) Firewall
6 9 (64.29%) Juniper
6 9 (64.29%) SAN
7 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 3 (21.43%) Office 365
9 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO

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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
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%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 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%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 8
4 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) High Availability
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
1 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCSA
3 10 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
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 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp