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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 79 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 5.41% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £255 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
126 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.81% 9.83% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 47
Average daily rate £303 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £156 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft