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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 49 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.42% 1.46% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.61% 10.61% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
92 66 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.62% 13.78% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 29
Average daily rate £315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) MCITP
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) SCOM
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) FCoE
7 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) CMDB
7 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (18.75%) MCSA
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) MCP
7 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
7 3 (18.75%) Finance

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
2 3 (18.75%) VLAN
2 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
2 3 (18.75%) FCoE
2 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
1 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Database Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Deskside Support
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) CMDB
3 2 (12.50%) Tandem
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
1 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Data Security
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Database Security
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) MCSA
4 3 (18.75%) CCA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MOS
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.25%) MCDST
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) CISSP
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) MCDBA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Nokia
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell