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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 98 86
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.88% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 4.94% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
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£200 £224 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £211 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.06 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £18.20
% change year-on-year
+39.03% -14.83%
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
493 425 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.13% 17.89% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 189 123
Average daily rate £345 £326 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £465 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.90 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 21 April 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
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 21 April 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 -11 5 £275 +29.41% 5
Coventry +2 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £136 -
Warwickshire -9 1 £108 -46.00%
Staffordshire -12 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (81.08%) Windows
3 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
4 19 (51.35%) MCP
5 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 16 (43.24%) Citrix
7 15 (40.54%) MS Office
8 14 (37.84%) MCITP
8 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (35.14%) VMware
9 13 (35.14%) ITIL
10 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
11 11 (29.73%) ITSM
12 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
13 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
13 9 (24.32%) Service Management
13 9 (24.32%) SCCM
13 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
15 7 (18.92%) SLA
15 7 (18.92%) Cisco
15 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
16 6 (16.22%) vSphere
16 6 (16.22%) XenApp
16 6 (16.22%) Local Government
16 6 (16.22%) SAN
16 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (13.51%) Firewall
17 5 (13.51%) Migration

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
4 3 (8.11%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Service Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 6 (16.22%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Server Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (32.43%) Windows XP
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
6 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) UNIX
8 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) ITSM
3 9 (24.32%) Service Management
4 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
5 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.11%) Process Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (51.35%) MCP
3 14 (37.84%) MCITP
4 5 (13.51%) CCNP
4 5 (13.51%) CCA
4 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (13.51%) A+ Certification
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (10.81%) MCTS
5 4 (10.81%) CCEA
5 4 (10.81%) CCNA
6 3 (8.11%) CCDP
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) NVQ Level 4
7 2 (5.41%) CNE
7 2 (5.41%) Novell Certification
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.22%) XenApp
4 6 (16.22%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Citrix
3 13 (35.14%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) Google
5 3 (8.11%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Juniper
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
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