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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 79 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 5.93% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£364 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +27.27%
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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
115 118 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.44% 10.65% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 32
Average daily rate £364 £395 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% +28.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) MCITP
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) OpenView
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) PMP
6 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (28.57%) CAE
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) ITSM
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 2 (28.57%) MCTS
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (28.57%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) CAE
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) PMP
3 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OpenView
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix