Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 60 79
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 9 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.76% 2.85% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 14.50% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +50.94%
10th Percentile £363 £208 £174
90th Percentile £418 £581 £413
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
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 - £12.50 £10.00
% 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 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 207 269 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.37% 19.64% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 130 89
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £174
90th Percentile £538 £563 £480
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 22
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.00 £37.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.05% +144.26% +27.08%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.28 £9.11
90th Percentile £19.28 £47.95 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year -2.78% -13.59% -0.83%

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 20 October 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
Cambridge -20 5 £400 +73.91%
Peterborough - 4 £375 -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) MCSA
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) CCSP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) CSSLP

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 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Application Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) SIEM Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Web Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Web Applications Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (22.22%) Event Correlation
2 2 (22.22%) Information Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CCSP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) CSSLP
4 2 (22.22%) GCIH
4 2 (22.22%) GCWN
4 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) ISSAP
4 2 (22.22%) ISSEP
4 2 (22.22%) RHCA
4 2 (22.22%) RHCE
4 2 (22.22%) SANS
4 2 (22.22%) SSCP
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix