Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 149 179
Rank change year-on-year -4 +30 -29
Contract jobs citing MCSE 41 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.62% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 3.48% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 21
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21% +120.00%
10th Percentile £171 £265 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £425
England median daily rate £388 £328 £335
% change year-on-year +18.32% -2.24% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £28.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.11% +31.25% +62.96%
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.03% -4.71% -5.00%

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 936 833 1,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.48% 17.89% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 455 627
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £235 £195 £225
90th Percentile £550 £533 £541
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 34
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.87% +37.08% -29.23%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £57.05 £50.45 £37.98
England median hourly rate £28.46 £23.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +21.11% -10.48% -0.94%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Herefordshire - 8 £375 -
Warwickshire +11 6 - -
Worcestershire -1 6 £525 +101.92% 3
Birmingham -7 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Coventry -7 2 £200 - 1
Staffordshire -9 2 £243 - 1
Solihull - 2 £122 - 3
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (70.73%) Windows
3 22 (53.66%) MCP
4 17 (41.46%) ITIL
5 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
5 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
6 15 (36.59%) VMware
6 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
7 13 (31.71%) MCITP
7 13 (31.71%) Military
8 11 (26.83%) DV Cleared
9 9 (21.95%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
9 9 (21.95%) CISSP
9 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
10 8 (19.51%) Apple
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (19.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (19.51%) Migration
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (17.07%) Break/Fix
11 7 (17.07%) MCDST
11 7 (17.07%) A+ Certification
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
12 6 (14.63%) Project Management
12 6 (14.63%) CISMP

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 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Skype
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 13 (31.71%) Military
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Senior Server Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior IT Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (2.44%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (14.63%) Android
6 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.44%) Solaris
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Break/Fix
5 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (14.63%) Project Management
6 5 (12.20%) Business Development
6 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery Management
6 5 (12.20%) Systems Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.76%) Coaching
7 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Line Management
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (53.66%) MCP
3 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (31.71%) MCITP
5 11 (26.83%) DV Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) CISSP
7 8 (19.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (17.07%) A+ Certification
8 7 (17.07%) MCDST
9 6 (14.63%) APMP
9 6 (14.63%) CISMP
9 6 (14.63%) NVQ Level 3
10 5 (12.20%) MCSA
10 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) VCP6
11 4 (9.76%) Degree
12 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (4.88%) CCNA
13 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (9.76%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (7.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
1 4 (9.76%) WSUS
2 3 (7.32%) SafeCom
3 2 (4.88%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.88%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.88%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) Apple
4 6 (14.63%) Google
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco
6 3 (7.32%) Wyse
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle
7 2 (4.88%) Sophos
8 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) EMC
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.44%) Lotus
8 1 (2.44%) McAfee
8 1 (2.44%) Mitel