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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.38% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 2.83% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £233 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £155 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £440 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.97 £23.10 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.88% +62.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +35.48%
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
459 283 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 13.38% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 156 186
Average daily rate £347 £330 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.56 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 7 £300 - 5
Coventry -8 1 - - 3
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (40.91%) MCP
5 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) HP
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (31.82%) SQL
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) DNS
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (27.27%) SAN
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
8 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 5 (22.73%) SCVMM
9 5 (22.73%) MS Office
10 4 (18.18%) SLA
10 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
10 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (18.18%) SCCM
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (13.64%) SCOM
11 3 (13.64%) Problem Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
3 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) Workflow
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) MCSA
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CNE
6 1 (4.55%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenServer
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCVMM
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 3 (13.64%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Google
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