The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 47 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.15% 0.73% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.70% 4.17% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£369 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+207.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.39 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 - £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+33.42% -23.80%
MCSE
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 72 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.70% 17.43% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 28
Average daily rate £330 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Average hourly rate £48.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.95% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £44.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) MCITP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SCOM
7 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
7 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) FCoE
7 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (16.67%) Legal
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) CMDB
7 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) EMC

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (16.67%) FCoE
2 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) WebEx
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Database Specialist
1 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
2 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Tandem
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Database Security
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) MOS
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) MCDST
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
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