The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Cambridgeshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 59 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.64% 1.64% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.17% 8.85% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate £288 £350 £156
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +124.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £308 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £374 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £18.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-16.44% -0.54%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 113 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.12% 18.52% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 55 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 21
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.45 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridgeshire region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridgeshire region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 8 - - 1
Cambridge +1 4 £288 - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) VMware
3 16 (72.73%) Firewall
4 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
4 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
6 12 (54.55%) LAN
6 12 (54.55%) WAN
6 12 (54.55%) Windows
7 11 (50.00%) Linux
7 11 (50.00%) SAN
7 11 (50.00%) vSphere
8 9 (40.91%) JOnAS
8 9 (40.91%) MCITP
8 9 (40.91%) VLAN
9 8 (36.36%) SCCM
10 7 (31.82%) Cisco
10 7 (31.82%) SQL
10 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
11 6 (27.27%) ITIL
12 5 (22.73%) DNS
12 5 (22.73%) Dell
12 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (22.73%) Migration
12 5 (22.73%) SCOM
12 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (22.73%) UAG
12 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) JOnAS
3 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (9.09%) Documentum
5 2 (9.09%) IIS
5 2 (9.09%) Apache
5 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) LAN
2 12 (54.55%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) SAN
4 9 (40.91%) VLAN
5 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 3 (13.64%) NAS
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Project Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Design Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
6 2 (9.09%) Debian
6 2 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) MCITP
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (22.73%) UAG
4 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Dell
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) Mercator
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.09%) EMC