The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Edinburgh 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 85 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.68% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 6.93% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£700 £368 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +33.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
133 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.53% 9.85% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 48 30
Average daily rate £375 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
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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 1 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (50.00%) PMP
3 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (50.00%) CAE
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) OpenView
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) CAE
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (50.00%) OpenView
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp