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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 105 91 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 4.23% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
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£300 £363 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +46.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £18.60 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +2.77%
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
467 260 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 12.61% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 156 176
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 13 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 0 6 £310 -43.63% 5
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) MS Office
5 9 (37.50%) ITIL
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (29.17%) MCP
7 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) SLA
9 5 (20.83%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
11 3 (12.50%) Firewall
11 3 (12.50%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) Clustering
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (12.50%) Dell
11 3 (12.50%) DNS
11 3 (12.50%) DHCP
11 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 3 (12.50%) NAS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (8.33%) MS Project
5 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Process Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (29.17%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) CCDP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CNE
5 1 (4.17%) Novell Certification
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Websense
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