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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 111 93 99
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 3.05% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £313 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £448 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.97 £13.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.48% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +27.27%
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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
443 295 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.43% 13.76% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 155 197
Average daily rate £330 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £182 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 23
Average hourly rate £26.42 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
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 22 August 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 +6 7 £300 - 3
Coventry - 3 £250 - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) VMware
4 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (39.29%) HP
6 11 (39.29%) MCP
7 10 (35.71%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) SAN
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (25.00%) MS Office
9 7 (25.00%) SQL
9 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (25.00%) DHCP
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 6 (21.43%) MCITP
10 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
10 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
11 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
12 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 4 (14.29%) SLA
12 4 (14.29%) Dell
12 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
12 4 (14.29%) Finance
12 4 (14.29%) Migration

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) SAN
2 7 (25.00%) DHCP
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) VoIP
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Data Migration Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.14%) Project Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Six Sigma
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Online Security
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (39.29%) MCP
3 6 (21.43%) MCITP
4 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CNE
6 2 (7.14%) Novell Certification
6 2 (7.14%) MCSA
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) HP
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Dell
5 3 (10.71%) Google
6 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) Apple