The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 41 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.11% 0.81% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 3.85% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate £288 - £156
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.37% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.67% -4.05%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
58 78 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.11% 20.97% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 46
Average daily rate £363 £303 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £29.95 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.53% -30.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £38.50 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCSE
Cambridgeshire

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) MCDST
6 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix