Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 69 60
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.93% 0.26% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 1.54% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 15
Cambridge median daily rate £245 - £250
10th Percentile £171 - £225
90th Percentile £385 - £418
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £525 £174 £250
% change year-on-year +201.72% -30.40% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £12.50 £57.50 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.26% +250.93% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £56.25 £15.89
90th Percentile £13.75 £58.75 £16.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +25.00% -36.59% -

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 148 130 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 23.76% 16.71% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 58 77
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £346 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07% -
10th Percentile £158 £233 £225
90th Percentile £500 £475 £439
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £354 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -11.63% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 16
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +120.78% -50.64%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.09 £9.88
90th Percentile £47.05 £56.75 £58.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £36.25 £14.70 £12.25
% change year-on-year +146.60% +20.00% -41.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 July 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (25.00%) People Management
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (16.67%) DTS
6 2 (16.67%) MCP
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (16.67%) OCP
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DTS
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 2 (16.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (16.67%) Database Security
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 2 (16.67%) OCP
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP