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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 117 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.34% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.73% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £325 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £142 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £150 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £321
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.80 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-20.02% +20.00%

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
463 520 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.26% 19.73% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 279 206
Median daily rate £375 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 54
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 2 £346 - 1
Coventry -10 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £105 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (73.33%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
7 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) Citrix
8 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (33.33%) Office 365
9 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (33.33%) IIS
9 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (26.67%) DHCP
10 4 (26.67%) MCSA
10 4 (26.67%) MS Office
10 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
10 4 (26.67%) SAN
10 4 (26.67%) DNS
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco
10 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
11 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Officer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Officer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Mobility Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (26.67%) MCSA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.67%) CCA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MCTS
6 1 (6.67%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) VCP6
6 1 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Veritas
6 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds