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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 47 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.87% 1.28% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 7.46% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£118 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 - £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 67 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.37% 17.14% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 45
Average daily rate £313 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £211 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £37.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) UNIX
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) Remedy
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (25.00%) MOS
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MOS
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
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