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 3 months to 25 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 50 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.46% 1.20% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.50% 7.22% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Median daily rate £550 £287 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +91.63% -25.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

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 Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 129 97 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.32% 16.70% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 63
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Huntingdon - 9 £550 -
Cambridge +8 6 £155 -
MCSE
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) Office 365
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
6 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.00%) Migration
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) Skype
9 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 5 (17.86%) MCP
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
11 3 (10.71%) Service Design
11 3 (10.71%) LAN
11 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
11 3 (10.71%) WAN
11 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (7.14%) OCP

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 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (67.86%) Office 365
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Mimecast
3 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 2 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Skype
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DTS
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 4 (14.29%) IT Support
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Office 365 Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Service Design
5 2 (7.14%) Database Security
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) People Management
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (3.57%) CAD
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
1 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (17.86%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) MCDBA
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) OCP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) AppSense
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) HP