The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 21 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.82% 1.08% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 3.70% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.45% 29.19% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 15
Average daily rate £421 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+285.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
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MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Aberdeen region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) CommVault
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Altiris
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) EMC

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) CommVault
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Altiris
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) EMC