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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 117 101 81
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSE 9 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.69% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 4.04% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Average daily rate
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£188 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £213 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £450 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -17.10%
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
462 396 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.81% 17.11% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 190 125
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 23
Average hourly rate £29.82 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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
Wolverhampton - 3 £225 -
Coventry +1 2 £250 -
Worcestershire - 2 £136 - 2
Warwickshire 0 1 £108 -46.00% 1
Birmingham -13 1 £350 +64.70% 4
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
5 13 (44.83%) Citrix
5 13 (44.83%) MCP
6 12 (41.38%) MS Office
6 12 (41.38%) VMware
6 12 (41.38%) MCITP
7 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
7 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (24.14%) SCCM
9 7 (24.14%) Service Management
9 7 (24.14%) ITSM
10 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
10 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.24%) XenApp
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (17.24%) A+ Certification
11 5 (17.24%) Migration
11 5 (17.24%) SAN
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (13.79%) Internet
12 4 (13.79%) Citrix Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Office
2 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) Converged Networks
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (13.79%) Local Government
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Server Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Service Management
2 7 (24.14%) ITSM
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Network Management
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (44.83%) MCP
3 12 (41.38%) MCITP
4 5 (17.24%) A+ Certification
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) CCA
7 2 (6.90%) CCNP
7 2 (6.90%) CCNA
7 2 (6.90%) CCEA
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.90%) MCTS
7 2 (6.90%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) MCSA
8 1 (3.45%) CISSP
8 1 (3.45%) CCDP
8 1 (3.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (17.24%) XenApp
5 4 (13.79%) vSphere
6 3 (10.34%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.45%) Xen
7 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) Citrix
3 12 (41.38%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) Google
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee