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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 116 111 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 18 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.60% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.96% 3.22% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Average daily rate £300 £200 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £121 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £310 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.28 £13.06 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.98% -12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £19.78 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.86% +27.58%
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
609 497 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.15% 18.57% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 268 200
Average daily rate £380 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 34
Average hourly rate £18.28 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.08% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Worcestershire -1 4 £363 +166.54%
Herefordshire +8 3 - -
Birmingham 0 3 £275 - 3
Warwickshire -2 3 £275 +154.62% 1
Coventry -3 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 £90 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 14 (46.67%) MCP
5 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) CCNA
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (30.00%) ITIL
8 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 8 (26.67%) Office 365
9 7 (23.33%) MS Office
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.00%) MCSA
10 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.00%) VMware
11 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.67%) Linux
11 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (16.67%) vSphere
11 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (13.33%) AirWatch
12 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
12 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
3 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
1 4 (13.33%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) ADSL
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 7 (23.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (23.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (13.33%) Unix
6 3 (10.00%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) System Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) ITSM
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (46.67%) MCP
3 9 (30.00%) CCNA
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) MCSA
6 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) A+ Certification
7 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) MCITP
8 2 (6.67%) CCNP
9 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.33%) Degree
9 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Samba
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Apple
4 3 (10.00%) Becrypt
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Google
4 3 (10.00%) Lumension
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.67%) Kaspersky
5 2 (6.67%) Sophos
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle