Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 141 167
Rank change year-on-year +47 +26 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 40 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 4.50% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 16
Median daily rate £413 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +52.38% -25.00%
10th Percentile £403 £200 £175
90th Percentile £755 £560 £431
England median daily rate £410 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
Median hourly rate - £13.65 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.88% -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.59 £18.26
% change year-on-year -4.62% +29.22% +10.64%

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 458 889 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.64% 19.91% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 533 533
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £213
90th Percentile £638 £615 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 58
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.71 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.30% +15.07% -26.15%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £33.50 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year - +52.64% -20.93%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands.

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 4 August 2020. 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
Herefordshire - 4 £410 -
Worcestershire +19 3 £750 +42.86% 4
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham +38 1 £500 +39.86% 1
Staffordshire +12 1 - -
Solihull +8 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) ITIL
4 8 (53.33%) TOGAF
4 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) MCSA
6 5 (33.33%) MCP
6 5 (33.33%) MCITP
7 4 (26.67%) CISSP
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Military
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) MSI
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (13.33%) Azure
9 2 (13.33%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Logic Apps
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) IT Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Principal Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Principal Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Packager
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Database Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) IBM XIV
1 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) MCSA
4 5 (33.33%) MCITP
4 5 (33.33%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) CISSP
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
8 1 (6.67%) AWS Certification
8 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) IBM