Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 46 56
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.67% 2.59% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 11.39% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £375 £208 £388
90th Percentile £425 £388 £413
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £320 £400
% change year-on-year +21.09% -20.00% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £12.50 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £12.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -23.87%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 141 158 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.88% 22.73% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 79 43
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £292 £177 £193
90th Percentile £554 £506 £573
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 16
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £41.50 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.83% +50.23% -43.04%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.60 £14.51
90th Percentile £49.00 £49.40 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -60.68% +233.33%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cambridge

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Cambridge

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCSP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix