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 1 March 2017 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 28 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.43% 1.01% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.48% 5.41% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £469 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%

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
61 74 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.18% 18.73% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 16
Median daily rate £400 £343 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £240 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +86.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £48.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.70 £60.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 1 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MCITP
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Mimecast
3 4 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Database Security
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Data Guard
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) DTS
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (50.00%) Mimecast
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DTS
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Azure Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365 Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Database Security
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (37.50%) MCDBA
3 3 (37.50%) OCP
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Data Guard
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle