The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.52% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 22 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 16.81% 12.50% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 14
Median daily rate £450 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +1048.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Staffordshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Staffordshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Staffordshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -
MCSE
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CNA
2 2 (66.67%) CNE
2 2 (66.67%) Novell Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Security
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) CRISC
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CNA
2 2 (66.67%) CNE
2 2 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (66.67%) CRISC
2 2 (66.67%) Novell Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft