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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 97 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.99% 3.65% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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£300 £318 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +135.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £293 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.98% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.06 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.75 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -8.96%
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
476 356 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.70% 16.17% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 164 127
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 10 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £12.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% -62.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.55 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -2 8 £300 -25.00% 7
Shropshire - 4 - -
Coventry +4 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (82.50%) Windows
3 20 (50.00%) MCP
4 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (45.00%) MS Office
6 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (40.00%) Citrix
8 14 (35.00%) MCITP
9 13 (32.50%) ITIL
10 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (27.50%) VMware
12 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
12 9 (22.50%) SLA
12 9 (22.50%) Cisco
13 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
13 8 (20.00%) ITSM
13 8 (20.00%) SCCM
13 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (17.50%) Firewall
14 7 (17.50%) Finance
14 7 (17.50%) CCNP
14 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (17.50%) Service Management
14 7 (17.50%) SAN
15 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (15.00%) CCNA
15 6 (15.00%) XenApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (45.00%) MS Office
2 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
2 5 (12.50%) NAS
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Local Government
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) iSeries
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) AS400
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
5 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.00%) ITSM
3 7 (17.50%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Network Management
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.50%) Process Management
4 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (50.00%) MCP
3 14 (35.00%) MCITP
4 7 (17.50%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (15.00%) CCNA
6 5 (12.50%) CCDP
6 5 (12.50%) CCA
6 5 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (12.50%) A+ Certification
7 4 (10.00%) CCEA
7 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.00%) MCTS
8 2 (5.00%) CNE
8 2 (5.00%) Novell Certification
8 2 (5.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.50%) HP APS
9 1 (2.50%) CISSP
9 1 (2.50%) CCIE
9 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Xen
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) EMC
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Websense
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint