Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 88 81
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.33% 0.65% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 3.20% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 3
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +29.03%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £205
90th Percentile £488 £465 £420
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £330 £150
% change year-on-year +21.21% +120.00% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.74% -53.45%
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.88 £22.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +31.25% +62.96% -5.45%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 282 281 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.80% 20.19% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 152
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £179
90th Percentile £525 £501 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.41% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 22
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -53.85% +85.71%
10th Percentile £9.61 £10.75 £9.43
90th Percentile £66.25 £19.05 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.91 £20.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year +52.62% -35.59% +25.76%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (66.67%) Office 365
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
4 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) MCSA
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
7 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (33.33%) OneDrive
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (23.81%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) Document Management
9 5 (23.81%) ITSM
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (23.81%) BMC
9 5 (23.81%) Remedy
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (14.29%) Law
10 3 (14.29%) Dell
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) MCP

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 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (9.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (66.67%) Office 365
2 7 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.76%) IaaS
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
1 2 (9.52%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Document Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) MOF
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCSA
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) RHCE
6 1 (4.76%) CCENT
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) MCDST
6 1 (4.76%) VCP5
6 1 (4.76%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) BMC
3 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) Sophos
5 2 (9.52%) Sun
5 2 (9.52%) Veeam
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper