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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 91 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% - 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £282
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
MCSE
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
137 127 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.93% 8.78% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 62
Average daily rate £413 £328 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.95% +5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) RACF
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) PABX
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) PABX
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel