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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 42 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% 0.32% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 3.45% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
61 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.35% 9.27% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 20
Average daily rate £325 £368 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +13.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £60.00 £46.75 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% +152.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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
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 11 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VCP5
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (60.00%) VCP6
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) NHS
5 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) CCA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) FCoE
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Support
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) VCP5
2 3 (60.00%) VCP6
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft