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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 61 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.60% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 2.73% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £275 £275 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
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
186 183 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.16% 22.10% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 120 64
Median daily rate £373 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% -21.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 2 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) VBScript
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7

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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Support
2 2 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Telephony Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec