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 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.45% 0.91% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.93% 6.12% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £110
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+6.27% +4.22%

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
56 49 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.18% 14.85% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 21
Median daily rate £400 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £415 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +103.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £60.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
3 4 (57.14%) Office 365
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Mimecast
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) DTS
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) OCP
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005

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 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Mimecast
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DTS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Azure Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365 Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Database Security
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
3 2 (28.57%) OCP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle