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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 104 81
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.55% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.91% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £350 £150 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £133 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £320 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £323
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.06 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +2.85%

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
486 446 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.17% 18.99% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 233 231
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £527 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 57
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.96% -38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £44.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +2 5 £350 -12.50% 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
Worcestershire - 1 £105 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
6 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (38.89%) Office 365
7 7 (38.89%) MCSA
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) Citrix
8 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) SAN
9 5 (27.78%) IIS
10 4 (22.22%) MS Office
10 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 4 (22.22%) DHCP
10 4 (22.22%) DNS
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco
10 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 3 (16.67%) XenApp
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) MCITP

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 (27.78%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) IPv4
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Deployment Officer
3 1 (5.56%) ICT Officer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Mobility Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) Android
7 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSA
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) MCITP
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) CCA
7 1 (5.56%) CCNP
7 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
7 1 (5.56%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (5.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas