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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 38 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.89% 0.63% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 4.44% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£110 £275 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -38.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
51 45 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.18% 14.06% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £410 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.55 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.94% -39.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 24 December 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) EMC
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) NCDA
6 2 (20.00%) NCIE
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) VCAP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) CLARiiON
6 2 (20.00%) MCDST
6 2 (20.00%) MCTS
6 2 (20.00%) MCITP
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) IPv6
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (20.00%) MCDST
3 2 (20.00%) MCTS
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (20.00%) NCDA
3 2 (20.00%) NCIE
3 2 (20.00%) VCAP
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MOS
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSD
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) WMI
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (10.00%) Nokia
6 1 (10.00%) Lotus
6 1 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy