Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 155 157
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +31
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 1.04% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 5.31% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 25
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% -18.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £134 £175 £310
90th Percentile £533 £488 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.11% +51.97%
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year +26.04% +5.79% -18.58%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 724 998 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.56% 19.56% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 562 477
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £209
90th Percentile £589 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.21 £18.03 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.20% -40.89% +24.49%
10th Percentile £11.27 £13.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.35 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -1.49%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 15 £350 -12.50% 4
Warwickshire -15 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 £64 -
Staffordshire +13 1 £303 -6.92%
Dudley - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (56.52%) Office 365
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
5 8 (34.78%) MCSA
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
5 8 (34.78%) Azure
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (21.74%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management
9 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
9 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
9 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
9 4 (17.39%) CISSP
9 4 (17.39%) MCP
9 4 (17.39%) MCSD
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
9 4 (17.39%) AWS

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
2 1 (4.35%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Office 365
2 8 (34.78%) Azure
3 4 (17.39%) AWS
4 2 (8.70%) IaaS
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) Cloudflare
5 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) PBX
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Robotics
3 2 (8.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.04%) Break/Fix
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.04%) Service Design
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (34.78%) MCSA
3 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (17.39%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) MCP
4 4 (17.39%) MCSD
5 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
5 3 (13.04%) MCDST
5 3 (13.04%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.35%) HNC
7 1 (4.35%) HND
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) vCloud
4 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.35%) Terraform
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.35%) Sonus
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) Zscaler