The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 89 101 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 2.13% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£325 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +196.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.28 £22.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.07% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £22.69 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.69 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +3.26%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
394 282 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.21% 13.45% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 149 122
Average daily rate £350 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 2 34
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -31.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Shropshire - 5 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £350 -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (45.95%) MCP
5 14 (37.84%) MS Office
5 14 (37.84%) VMware
6 13 (35.14%) Citrix
6 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (32.43%) MCITP
8 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (29.73%) ITIL
9 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
9 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
10 9 (24.32%) SAN
11 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (21.62%) SLA
12 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.92%) ITSM
13 6 (16.22%) Finance
13 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
13 6 (16.22%) vSphere
13 6 (16.22%) SCCM
13 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco
13 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (13.51%) XenApp
14 5 (13.51%) CCA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.70%) Lync
6 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.41%) MS Project
5 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) NAS
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
4 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 2 (5.41%) Internet
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Local Government
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Service Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) Linux
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) ITSM
3 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.51%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) Process Management
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) Network Management
5 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (45.95%) MCP
3 12 (32.43%) MCITP
4 5 (13.51%) CCA
4 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (13.51%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (10.81%) MCTS
5 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) CCDP
5 4 (10.81%) CCEA
6 3 (8.11%) A+ Certification
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) CNE
7 2 (5.41%) Novell Certification
7 2 (5.41%) MCSA
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.70%) HP APS
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.22%) vSphere
5 5 (13.51%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 13 (35.14%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Google
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Websense
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet