The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Coventry
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.41% - 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% - 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 Coventry.

Academic & Professional Certification
Coventry
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42 60 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 17.28% 14.74% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 30
Median daily rate £413 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £257 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £496 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £37.50 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Coventry

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Coventry

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Coventry region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) VMware