Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 89 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.92% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.98% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.33% -33.33%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £250
90th Percentile £438 £425 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £365 £238
% change year-on-year -4.11% +53.68% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £11.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.10 £17.78
% change year-on-year - -3.81% +18.52%

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 190 352 320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.55% 23.07% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 242 209
Birmingham median daily rate £404 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £200
90th Percentile £500 £549 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +8.55% +8.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -14.71% +59.38%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.28 £11.35
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.13 £42.38
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £29.82
% change year-on-year +28.38% -37.96% +38.70%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) Veeam
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Sophos
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (33.33%) WordPress
5 2 (33.33%) Sun
5 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) SAP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) CCA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MOS
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Sophos
3 2 (33.33%) Sun
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Equitrac
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper