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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 75 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.099% 0.18% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.59% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £300 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.28 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.97%
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
139 189 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.76% 11.09% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 92 49
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -0.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) MCITP
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) CCA
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (28.57%) MetaFrame
5 2 (28.57%) Netcool
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 2 (28.57%) Altiris
5 2 (28.57%) Veritas
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Support Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCITP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) CCA
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) MCTS
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) CISA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) MetaFrame
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (28.57%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Altiris
3 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) Veritas