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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 61 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.72% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £220 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -2.96% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.17 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.31% -1.78%  

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 102 174 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 23.20% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 117 111
Median daily rate £375 £373 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +9.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +201.88% -45.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 23 April 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%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management

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 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MOS
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
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Equitrac
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