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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 103 113 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 1.90% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
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£300 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.73 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +31.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £14.95 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.50 £18.52 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
415 422 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.24% 17.14% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 194 157
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 27
Average hourly rate £31.97 £21.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.69% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £7.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £37.00 £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +1 5 £300 +9.09% 4
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Coventry +3 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
4 13 (48.15%) VMware
5 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
6 10 (37.04%) MCITP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (33.33%) SCCM
7 9 (33.33%) MS Office
7 9 (33.33%) ITIL
7 9 (33.33%) Citrix
8 8 (29.63%) MCP
8 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
8 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
9 7 (25.93%) ITSM
9 7 (25.93%) Service Management
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (18.52%) SAN
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco
12 4 (14.81%) MCSA
12 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
12 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
12 4 (14.81%) NVQ Level 4
12 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
12 4 (14.81%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) UNIX
8 1 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Service Management
2 7 (25.93%) ITSM
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.70%) Process Management
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (37.04%) MCITP
3 8 (29.63%) MCP
4 4 (14.81%) MCSA
4 4 (14.81%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CCDP
6 1 (3.70%) CCA
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) MCTS
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) Veeam
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) HP