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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 89 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 1.09% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 6.06% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate £150 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.28 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% +3.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
494 396 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.63% 17.93% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 207 152
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 58 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.27% +51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.10 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +4 7 £150 - 5
Birmingham -11 4 £400 +14.28% 6
Warwickshire +3 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) MCP
3 16 (53.33%) Windows
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 13 (43.33%) ITIL
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (26.67%) Office 365
9 7 (23.33%) Driving Licence
10 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.67%) MCITP
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
11 5 (16.67%) Citrix
11 5 (16.67%) LAN
11 5 (16.67%) WAN
11 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (13.33%) VoIP
12 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
12 4 (13.33%) MCSA
12 4 (13.33%) CISSP
12 4 (13.33%) Apple
12 4 (13.33%) Change Management
12 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (13.33%) JSP 440
12 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
13 3 (10.00%) Time Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) ADSL
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) German Language
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Desktop Support
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (23.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
6 5 (16.67%) Senior IT Support
7 4 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Driving Licence
2 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Security
6 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) MCP
3 5 (16.67%) MCITP
4 4 (13.33%) CISSP
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) APMP
6 2 (6.67%) CCNA
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CISMP
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CNE
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) MCDST
7 1 (3.33%) NCIE
7 1 (3.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) Samba
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) AirWatch
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) Apple
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) NetApp
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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