The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 97 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.93% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 6.80% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Average daily rate £224 £205 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -28.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £298 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
424 250 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.83% 13.65% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 122 144
Average daily rate £328 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 12 £213 - 7
Warwickshire -6 4 £200 +25.00% 1
Coventry - 3 £450 - 3
Staffordshire 0 2 £250 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) MCP
6 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (34.62%) MS Office
7 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
8 8 (30.77%) MCITP
9 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
9 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
9 7 (26.92%) HP
10 6 (23.08%) Citrix
10 6 (23.08%) A+ Certification
10 6 (23.08%) Migration
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) DHCP
11 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) DNS
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 4 (15.38%) Project Management
12 4 (15.38%) Finance
12 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
13 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
13 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
13 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DHCP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Data Migration Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Project Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Online Security
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (50.00%) MCP
3 8 (30.77%) MCITP
4 6 (23.08%) A+ Certification
5 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CNE
5 3 (11.54%) Novell Certification
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (3.85%) OCP
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.85%) CCEA
7 1 (3.85%) CISSP
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
1 3 (11.54%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
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