Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 August 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 60 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.07% 2.24% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 11.16% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £525 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +201.72% -30.40%
10th Percentile £363 £207 £157
90th Percentile £388 £575 £408
East of England median daily rate £215 £400 £250
% change year-on-year -46.25% +60.00% -23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £12.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -36.59%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 221 242 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.68% 20.10% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 116 104
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £253 £191 £164
90th Percentile £544 £550 £488
East of England median daily rate £418 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +8.44% +2.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 18
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £34.75 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.71% +136.39% +17.60%
10th Percentile £9.73 £10.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £45.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.39 £27.55
% change year-on-year -17.83% -26.01% +28.14%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Cambridgeshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 8 £375 - 2
Cambridge -9 4 - -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) CCNP
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (33.33%) MCSA
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) CCSP
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) GCIH
7 3 (25.00%) GCWN
7 3 (25.00%) Retail
7 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (25.00%) RHCA
7 3 (25.00%) Information Management
7 3 (25.00%) ISSAP
7 3 (25.00%) ISSEP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VLAN
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Application Security Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) SIEM Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Web Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Web Applications Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Architect
2 2 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 3 (25.00%) Event Correlation
2 3 (25.00%) Information Management
2 3 (25.00%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (25.00%) SIEM
2 3 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCNP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) CCSP
3 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) CSSLP
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) GCIH
4 3 (25.00%) GCWN
4 3 (25.00%) GIAC
4 3 (25.00%) ISSAP
4 3 (25.00%) ISSEP
4 3 (25.00%) RHCA
4 3 (25.00%) RHCE
4 3 (25.00%) SANS
4 3 (25.00%) SSCP
5 2 (16.67%) AWS Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix