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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 38 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.16% 1.10% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.70% 6.35% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
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
63 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.03% 17.36% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 35
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.39% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £21.60 £24.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £44.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) CCA
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Legal
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) FCoE
2 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Database Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCA
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle