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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 132 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.56% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 3.02% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £246 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £460 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £324
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.15 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% -20.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.52%
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
720 463 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.22% 18.43% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 228 235
Median daily rate £386 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 35
Median hourly rate £24.75 £28.69 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.73% +38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £38.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +1 11 £400 +33.33%
Shropshire -30 3 £330 -
Staffordshire -2 2 £510 - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (94.44%) Windows
3 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
4 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 19 (52.78%) MCSA
6 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
9 14 (38.89%) vSphere
10 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (33.33%) MS Office
11 12 (33.33%) Linux
11 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
12 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
12 11 (30.56%) SAN
12 11 (30.56%) Cisco
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (27.78%) Windows 8
14 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
14 9 (25.00%) Firewall
14 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (25.00%) Ubuntu
14 9 (25.00%) Juniper
14 9 (25.00%) IPv4
14 9 (25.00%) CCNP
14 9 (25.00%) LAN

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 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Office
2 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
3 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 9 (25.00%) IPv4
2 9 (25.00%) LAN
2 9 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.78%) SNMP
4 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Database Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Server Support
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) CESG
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (33.33%) Linux
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (27.78%) Windows 8
7 9 (25.00%) Ubuntu
7 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 3 (8.33%) CentOS
9 3 (8.33%) Unix
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (5.56%) Android
10 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.78%) AIX
11 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) System Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITSM
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.78%) High Availability
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Security Management
6 1 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.78%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 19 (52.78%) MCSA
4 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (25.00%) CCNP
8 4 (11.11%) CCNA
9 3 (8.33%) A+ Certification
9 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) MCP
10 2 (5.56%) CCA
10 2 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (5.56%) MCITP
11 1 (2.78%) CNE
11 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
11 1 (2.78%) Degree
11 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
11 1 (2.78%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) vSphere
2 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 4 (11.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) Netcool
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 3 (8.33%) Becrypt
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) Google
6 3 (8.33%) Lumension
6 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.33%) Sophos
7 2 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (5.56%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.78%) Apple
8 1 (2.78%) EMC
8 1 (2.78%) NetApp
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Veritas