The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 60 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.05% 0.66% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 3.94% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£323 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +31.25%
MCSE
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 127 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.20% 16.75% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 67
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 26
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.35 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -6 7 £323 -
Peterborough +10 1 - - 1
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - - 1
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) vSphere
7 6 (37.50%) SAN
7 6 (37.50%) Firewall
7 6 (37.50%) MCITP
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) SCOM
9 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (25.00%) UAG
9 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (25.00%) LAN
9 4 (25.00%) WAN
9 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (25.00%) Migration
9 4 (25.00%) VLAN
9 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (25.00%) JOnAS
10 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) EMC
10 3 (18.75%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
11 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) JOnAS
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) IPv6
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) CLARiiON
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) VMS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCITP
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (12.50%) NCDA
4 2 (12.50%) NCIE
4 2 (12.50%) VCAP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) MCTS
4 2 (12.50%) MOS
4 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCDST
5 1 (6.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) UAG
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
1 5 (31.25%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR