Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 180 140
Rank change year-on-year +26 -40 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.42% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 2.05% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 21
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £140
90th Percentile £488 £425 £475
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.88 £19.00 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.97% +10.21% +11.23%
10th Percentile £15.36 £15.87 £12.34
90th Percentile £46.29 £23.90 £92.00
England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.83 £18.25
% change year-on-year -19.59% +14.14% -3.86%

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 866 1271 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.89% 20.62% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 703 498
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £206 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +16 22 £413 +3.13% 4
Dudley - 3 £293 -
Staffordshire +9 2 - - 4
Warwickshire +2 2 £350 -
Coventry +17 1 £450 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) Windows
4 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (46.67%) VMware
5 14 (46.67%) SharePoint
5 14 (46.67%) Office 365
6 13 (43.33%) MCSA
7 12 (40.00%) ITIL
7 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (26.67%) OneDrive
10 8 (26.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
11 7 (23.33%) ITSM
12 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (20.00%) Cisco
12 6 (20.00%) Dell
12 6 (20.00%) Citrix
12 6 (20.00%) MCP
12 6 (20.00%) Linux
12 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (16.67%) SQL
13 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (16.67%) Remedy
13 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

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 14 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.67%) WordPress
5 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (46.67%) Office 365
3 8 (26.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (26.67%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.33%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) HDInsight
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Power BI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) ITSM
3 5 (16.67%) Document Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
4 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Network Management
4 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Statistics
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (43.33%) MCSA
3 9 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (20.00%) MCP
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 4 (13.33%) RHCE
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (6.67%) CCA
8 2 (6.67%) CCNP
8 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
8 2 (6.67%) VCP6
9 1 (3.33%) CCENT
9 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (3.33%) MCITP
9 1 (3.33%) MCTS
9 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Dell
4 5 (16.67%) BMC
4 5 (16.67%) Remedy
5 4 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
6 2 (6.67%) Sun
6 2 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (3.33%) AppSense
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper