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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 85 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 25 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.72% 2.83% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
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£350 £425 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +142.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £11.70 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.05 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
437 283 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.17% 13.10% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 163 137
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 8 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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 -1 7 £355 -35.45% 5
Herefordshire - 7 £350 -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
Warwickshire -4 2 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
5 16 (45.71%) MCP
6 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (37.14%) MS Office
7 13 (37.14%) VMware
8 12 (34.29%) ITIL
9 11 (31.43%) Citrix
10 10 (28.57%) MCITP
11 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
11 9 (25.71%) SAN
12 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (22.86%) SLA
12 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
13 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
14 6 (17.14%) Cisco
14 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
14 6 (17.14%) Finance
14 6 (17.14%) ITSM
14 6 (17.14%) vSphere
14 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (14.29%) Firewall
15 5 (14.29%) XenApp
15 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.86%) Lync
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.71%) MS Project
5 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) NAS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Service Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.86%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.43%) UNIX
6 4 (11.43%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
2 6 (17.14%) ITSM
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
3 4 (11.43%) Process Management
3 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.43%) Network Management
3 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (45.71%) MCP
3 10 (28.57%) MCITP
4 5 (14.29%) CCA
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (14.29%) CCNP
5 4 (11.43%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) CCDP
5 4 (11.43%) CCEA
5 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (11.43%) MCTS
6 3 (8.57%) A+ Certification
7 2 (5.71%) MCSA
7 2 (5.71%) CNE
7 2 (5.71%) Novell Certification
7 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) HP APS
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.14%) vSphere
4 5 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
5 1 (2.86%) Xen
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) EMC
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Google
7 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.86%) Websense
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) IBM
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