Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 163 161
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 +17
Contract jobs citing MCSE 42 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.70% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.56% 3.59% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 13
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -28.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £233
90th Percentile £559 £375 £475
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.65 £15.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% -23.82%

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 922 1,002 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.06% 19.41% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 520 454
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £421 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +2.12% +8.55%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £227
90th Percentile £600 £550 £529
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.71 £18.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.07% -22.16% +21.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.13 £37.67
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +8.80%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Dudley +1 15 £225 - 1
Worcestershire - 10 £525 - 2
Birmingham +10 6 £358 +12.16% 12
Shropshire - 4 £64 -
Solihull +10 3 £540 +342.62% 2
Staffordshire +11 2 £265 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (78.57%) Windows
3 26 (61.90%) VMware
4 22 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (50.00%) MCSA
6 18 (42.86%) NetApp
6 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 17 (40.48%) Citrix
7 17 (40.48%) Cisco
8 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (35.71%) Linux
9 15 (35.71%) CCNA
9 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (33.33%) vSphere
10 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (30.95%) Firewall
12 12 (28.57%) ITIL
12 12 (28.57%) XenApp
12 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (26.19%) Service Management
13 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
13 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
13 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
14 10 (23.81%) Data Centre Operations
14 10 (23.81%) ITSM
14 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange

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 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) PBX
2 5 (11.90%) Skype
2 5 (11.90%) Unified Communications
3 4 (9.52%) ISDN
3 4 (9.52%) PSTN
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) MPLS
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (21.43%) Military
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Senior Server Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Server Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Lead Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (78.57%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (28.57%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
3 11 (26.19%) Service Management
4 10 (23.81%) Data Centre Operations
4 10 (23.81%) ITSM
5 9 (21.43%) Business Development
5 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 9 (21.43%) Systems Engineering
6 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) High Availability
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Presales
8 3 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
8 3 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (7.14%) Server Building
8 3 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (50.00%) MCSA
3 15 (35.71%) CCNA
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 9 (21.43%) VCP6
7 5 (11.90%) Degree
7 5 (11.90%) HNC
7 5 (11.90%) HND
8 4 (9.52%) MCP
9 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
9 3 (7.14%) CNE
9 3 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (7.14%) Novell Certification
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.38%) RHCE
10 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (33.33%) vSphere
4 12 (28.57%) XenApp
5 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
1 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 26 (61.90%) VMware
3 18 (42.86%) NetApp
4 17 (40.48%) Cisco
4 17 (40.48%) Citrix
5 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.90%) Sonus
7 3 (7.14%) HP
7 3 (7.14%) IBM
8 2 (4.76%) Sophos
9 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (2.38%) Veeam