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 3 December 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 122 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.82% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 4.02% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 11
Median daily rate £330 £150 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -51.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -12.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -11.25%
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
589 522 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.54% 20.37% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 261 234
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 £287 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 55
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.37 £10.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 4 £350 +23.89% 2
Shropshire - 4 £330 -
Staffordshire - 2 £303 - 1
Coventry -24 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (74.07%) VMware
4 18 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 17 (62.96%) MCSA
6 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (48.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
8 12 (44.44%) Cisco
8 12 (44.44%) SAN
9 10 (37.04%) Firewall
9 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
9 10 (37.04%) vSphere
9 10 (37.04%) Windows 8
9 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
10 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
10 9 (33.33%) IPv4
10 9 (33.33%) CCNP
10 9 (33.33%) LAN
10 9 (33.33%) WAN
10 9 (33.33%) Linux
10 9 (33.33%) Juniper
11 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
12 7 (25.93%) Office 365

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 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (25.93%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) SAN
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (33.33%) IPv4
3 9 (33.33%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.70%) SNMP
6 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 8
5 9 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.70%) AIX
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) DevOps
3 1 (3.70%) High Availability
3 1 (3.70%) ITSM
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (3.70%) Security Management
3 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (62.96%) MCSA
3 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) CCNP
5 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) MCITP
7 2 (7.41%) CCA
7 2 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CCNA
8 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.70%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.70%) MCTS
8 1 (3.70%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
1 10 (37.04%) vSphere
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Netcool
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) Juniper
4 6 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.70%) Veritas