The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 46 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% - 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.91% - 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £213 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
110 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.94% 12.11% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 50
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) MCP
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (37.50%) MCITP
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) A+ Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (18.75%) SCCM
7 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Data Migration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Online Security
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCP
3 6 (37.50%) MCITP
3 6 (37.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) OCP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCEA
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) IBM