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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 46 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.27% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 2.86% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £413 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -2.96% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.17 £21.55
% change year-on-year -17.31% -1.78%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 77 70 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 24.52% 16.67% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 22
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +146.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £42.50 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing MCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Office 365
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Skype for Business
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Mimecast
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) Database Security
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Data Guard
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (44.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DTS
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Azure Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365 Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Expert
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Database Security
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
3 2 (22.22%) OCP
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Guard
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP