Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 153 186
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -37
Contract jobs citing MCSE 52 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.63% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 3.56% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 23
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +21.21% +10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £310 £275
90th Percentile £488 £488 £425
England median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £28.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.11% +51.97% +10.21%
England median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +5.52% -20.79% +15.72%

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 1,001 843 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.60% 17.63% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 467 702
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £210 £209 £250
90th Percentile £538 £527 £543
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.37% +25.51% -22.07%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.70 £12.78
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £43.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 13 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 November 2018. 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
Warwickshire +26 17 £250 -28.57% 1
Herefordshire - 8 £375 - 1
Birmingham -18 6 £400 -3.03% 8
Coventry -10 4 £200 -55.56% 3
Staffordshire -11 2 £325 - 1
Solihull - 1 £122 - 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (59.62%) Windows
3 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
4 28 (53.85%) MCP
5 24 (46.15%) ITIL
6 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
7 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (34.62%) VMware
7 18 (34.62%) MCITP
8 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 13 (25.00%) Apple
9 12 (23.08%) A+ Certification
9 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (23.08%) MCDST
9 12 (23.08%) Break/Fix
10 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
10 11 (21.15%) NVQ Level 3
10 11 (21.15%) Android
10 11 (21.15%) Smartphone
10 11 (21.15%) Google
11 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
11 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
11 9 (17.31%) Migration
11 9 (17.31%) CISSP
12 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 8 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (15.38%) Military
12 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.38%) Asset Management

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 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) Office 365
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
4 3 (5.77%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) SAN
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 8 (15.38%) Military
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Support Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) IT Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
1 11 (21.15%) Smartphone
2 6 (11.54%) Fat Client
2 6 (11.54%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (21.15%) Android
4 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.46%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 12 (23.08%) Break/Fix
4 9 (17.31%) Migration
5 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 8 (15.38%) Coaching
5 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Line Management
6 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Software Deployment
7 6 (11.54%) TOGAF
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery Management
9 4 (7.69%) Patch Management
9 4 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
1 5 (9.62%) VBScript
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (53.85%) MCP
3 18 (34.62%) MCITP
4 12 (23.08%) A+ Certification
4 12 (23.08%) MCDST
5 11 (21.15%) NVQ Level 3
6 9 (17.31%) CISSP
6 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
7 6 (11.54%) APMP
7 6 (11.54%) CISMP
7 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (9.62%) MCSA
9 4 (7.69%) CCNA
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (5.77%) CCNP
10 3 (5.77%) Degree
10 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) JSP 440
2 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 5 (9.62%) vSphere
5 5 (9.62%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) SafeCom
2 6 (11.54%) WSUS
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.85%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) VMware
3 13 (25.00%) Apple
4 11 (21.15%) Google
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco
5 7 (13.46%) Citrix
6 6 (11.54%) Wyse
7 4 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (3.85%) McAfee
9 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.92%) Lotus
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) Symantec