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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 45 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.59% 0.27% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.61% 1.49% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£323 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +35.48%
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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
66 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.97% 18.06% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 35
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £261 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 22
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 September 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 22 September 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) Citrix
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) NetApp
7 2 (18.18%) Nokia
7 2 (18.18%) Apple
7 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Symantec
7 2 (18.18%) Remedy
7 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (18.18%) UNIX
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) VoIP
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) IPv6
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) CLARiiON
1 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MOS
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCTS
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) NCDA
3 2 (18.18%) NCIE
3 2 (18.18%) VCAP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSD
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) 3PAR