The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 84 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £307
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +3.26%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
145 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.71% 7.73% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 33
Average daily rate £348 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.42% -8.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCITP
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
5 3 (33.33%) CMDB
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Replication
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Deskside Support
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Operations
3 1 (11.11%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) CMDB
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix