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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.47% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.24% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £346 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%

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
121 134 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.03% 21.07% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 54
Median daily rate £363 £359 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +17.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.18% -18.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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 1 March 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

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 4 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Database Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VCP6
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco