Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 183 152
Rank change year-on-year +24 -31 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 1.30% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 20
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £330 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +120.00% -50.82%
10th Percentile £250 £254 £140
90th Percentile £488 £375 £475
England median daily rate £338 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -2.17% +6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +85.19% -5.45%
10th Percentile £13.59 £25.00 £12.42
90th Percentile £39.76 £25.00 £14.25
England median hourly rate £17.13 £17.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% -14.70% +4.14%

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 851 1,080 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.92% 20.64% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 573 527
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £200
90th Percentile £538 £540 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.33% -4.52% +12.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £9.52
90th Percentile £50.15 £43.75 £44.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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
Birmingham +6 16 £450 +28.57% 6
Coventry +13 3 - - 1
Dudley - 3 £293 -
Worcestershire +4 2 £260 +147.62% 2
Staffordshire +3 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 14 (48.28%) PowerShell
5 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
5 13 (44.83%) ITIL
6 12 (41.38%) VMware
6 12 (41.38%) Office 365
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) Dell
8 9 (31.03%) MCSA
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) VPN
9 8 (27.59%) SLA
9 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (27.59%) OneDrive
9 8 (27.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
10 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 7 (24.14%) Citrix
10 7 (24.14%) DHCP
10 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
11 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (20.69%) SCCM
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (20.69%) CCNA
12 5 (17.24%) 802.11
12 5 (17.24%) Google

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 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (41.38%) Office 365
3 8 (27.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (27.59%) OneDrive
4 3 (10.34%) G Suite
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) VPN
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 5 (17.24%) 802.11
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) HDInsight
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.90%) Back Office
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) SharePoint Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Office 365 Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.45%) BYOD
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Vista
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (13.79%) Disk Encryption
2 4 (13.79%) High Availability
2 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITSM
2 4 (13.79%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
2 4 (13.79%) Statistics
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
3 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Document Management
3 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Task Automation
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (31.03%) MCSA
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (20.69%) CCNA
5 5 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (13.79%) MCP
6 4 (13.79%) RHCE
7 3 (10.34%) MCDST
7 3 (10.34%) MCITP
8 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.90%) CCNP
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.45%) CCA
9 1 (3.45%) CCENT
9 1 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.45%) HNC
9 1 (3.45%) HND
9 1 (3.45%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) KVM
4 2 (6.90%) XenServer
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Dell
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Google
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) BMC
7 2 (6.90%) Remedy
8 1 (3.45%) Apple
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee