Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 166 181
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 -31
Contract jobs citing MCSE 36 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.36% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 1.98% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 19
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +6.06% +38.95%
10th Percentile £178 £233 £229
90th Percentile £375 £475 £425
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 - £17.10
England median hourly rate £18.26 £16.25 £21.33
% change year-on-year +12.34% -23.82% +0.87%

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 1,006 810 1,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 18.43% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 452 711
West Midlands median daily rate £424 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £243
90th Percentile £550 £532 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £23.13 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +23.33% -35.34%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £39.13 £37.67 £43.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.84 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.21% +8.49% +23.99%

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 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +13 14 £250 -28.57% 2
Coventry -10 6 £213 -52.78% 1
Birmingham -17 3 £319 -17.74% 3
Dudley - 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -7 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £122 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (66.67%) Windows
3 20 (55.56%) ITIL
4 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 11 (30.56%) MCP
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
11 8 (22.22%) Google
11 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
11 8 (22.22%) SCCM
11 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 7 (19.44%) DNS
12 7 (19.44%) Dell
12 7 (19.44%) Citrix
12 7 (19.44%) A+ Certification
12 7 (19.44%) NetApp
12 7 (19.44%) MCDST
12 7 (19.44%) Smartphone
12 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
12 7 (19.44%) Break/Fix
13 6 (16.67%) Line Management
13 6 (16.67%) Coaching
13 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

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 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Office 365
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.78%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) 802.11
4 3 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (8.33%) VLAN
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) LAN
6 1 (2.78%) Skype
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) WSH
2 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (19.44%) Smartphone
3 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) BYOD
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.67%) Android
6 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.56%) Unix
9 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Break/Fix
3 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 6 (16.67%) Coaching
3 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Line Management
3 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
5 3 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (8.33%) High Availability
5 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Statistics
5 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (30.56%) MCP
3 9 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (19.44%) A+ Certification
4 7 (19.44%) MCDST
5 6 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
6 5 (13.89%) CCNA
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (13.89%) MCITP
7 4 (11.11%) MCSA
8 3 (8.33%) CCNP
8 3 (8.33%) RHCE
9 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (13.89%) vSphere
5 5 (13.89%) XenApp
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
7 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) SafeCom
2 3 (8.33%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) VMware
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) Google
4 7 (19.44%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) Dell
4 7 (19.44%) NetApp
5 6 (16.67%) Apple
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) McAfee
8 3 (8.33%) Wyse
9 2 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Symantec
9 2 (5.56%) Veritas
10 1 (2.78%) EMC