Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 157 165
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 -24
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.44% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
West Midlands median daily rate £290 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £218 £199 £102
90th Percentile £433 £475 £386
England median daily rate £350 £338 £333
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.50% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 - £15.93
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% -

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 935 831 1,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.05% 19.22% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 459 624
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.23% +9.64%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £220
90th Percentile £550 £530 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -7.89% -33.77%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.85 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.31 £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 23 May 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
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 23 May 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
Coventry -8 5 £213 - 1
Birmingham -16 4 £425 +30.77% 1
Dudley - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire -8 2 £260 +147.62% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL
4 12 (60.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (45.00%) Dell
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (40.00%) VPN
9 7 (35.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) DHCP
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (35.00%) SCCM
9 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
10 6 (30.00%) CCNA
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (30.00%) SLA
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (25.00%) Linux
11 5 (25.00%) NetApp
11 5 (25.00%) Google
11 5 (25.00%) 802.11
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
11 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
12 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) G Suite
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) VPN
2 7 (35.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) 802.11
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (5.00%) Skype
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) Statistics
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCDST
4 3 (15.00%) MCP
4 3 (15.00%) RHCE
5 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) KVM
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Dell
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Google
4 5 (25.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) McAfee
7 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) Veritas
8 1 (5.00%) Apple
8 1 (5.00%) EMC
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec