Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 68 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 18 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.44% 1.32% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 7.53% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £300 £400 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +129.89% -42.24%
10th Percentile £208 £230 £140
90th Percentile £586 £490 £290
East of England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.59% +38.10% -10.56%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.25 £8.40
90th Percentile £10.75 £14.75 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.48 £14.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year +6.72% +38.10% -40.00%

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 274 186 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.97% 17.60% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 77 110
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £210 £132 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £515
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 26
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.62 £40.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.96% +233.33% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.48 £8.75
90th Percentile £46.15 £47.50 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -53.33% +57.89% +17.49%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 February 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 -5 11 £300 -27.27% 1
Huntingdon +4 4 £584 +367.00%
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) NHS
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) People Management
3 6 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Marketing
3 6 (33.33%) Electronics
3 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (33.33%) SAP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Office 365
4 5 (27.78%) Skype
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 4 (22.22%) Service Design
5 4 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (22.22%) Ivanti
5 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
5 4 (22.22%) AppDNA
5 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 4 (22.22%) XenApp
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Migration

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 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) IaaS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Skype
2 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 6 (33.33%) Electronics
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
1 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 6 (33.33%) Marketing
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (44.44%) NHS
2 3 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) People Management
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Design
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (22.22%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Ivanti
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle