The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing MCSE 26 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 3.83% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 11
Median daily rate £298 £323 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.75% -7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £23.84 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £18.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+18.45% +8.37%
MCSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
506 470 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.44% 14.72% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 236 308
Median daily rate £325 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% +26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.53 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.30% +26.94%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -6 13 £313 -28.16%
Edinburgh 0 5 £245 -34.66% 2
Glasgow +7 3 £325 +20.37% 3
Aberdeen +5 3 £340 +47.82%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £160 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (84.16%) Microsoft
2 85 (84.16%) Windows
3 76 (75.25%) Active Directory
4 61 (60.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (60.40%) Security Cleared
4 61 (60.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (51.49%) PowerShell
6 48 (47.52%) SharePoint
7 46 (45.54%) SQL
8 45 (44.55%) Migration
9 44 (43.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (41.58%) Windows Server
10 42 (41.58%) Citrix
11 41 (40.59%) Office 365
12 38 (37.62%) SC Cleared
12 38 (37.62%) Clustering
13 36 (35.64%) VMware
14 35 (34.65%) Windows 7
15 34 (33.66%) MS Excel
15 34 (33.66%) MCSA
16 33 (32.67%) Change Management
17 32 (31.68%) MCTS
17 32 (31.68%) Degree
18 31 (30.69%) MCITP
18 31 (30.69%) Software Testing
18 31 (30.69%) Windows XP
18 31 (30.69%) Veritas
19 29 (28.71%) Computer Science
20 28 (27.72%) ISTQB

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 48 (47.52%) SharePoint
2 27 (26.73%) OpenStack
2 27 (26.73%) Skype for Business
3 26 (25.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (25.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (25.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (25.74%) MS Exchange
4 19 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (16.83%) IIS
6 16 (15.84%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (6.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (6.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (6.93%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.98%) CICS
Applications
1 34 (33.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 41 (40.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.80%) Skype
2 11 (10.89%) DNS
3 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.93%) SSL
5 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.97%) LDAP
5 3 (2.97%) Wireless
5 3 (2.97%) X.500
6 2 (1.98%) Firewall
6 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.98%) Network Security
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.99%) DHCP
7 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.99%) ISDN
7 1 (0.99%) NAS
7 1 (0.99%) PABX
7 1 (0.99%) PBX
7 1 (0.99%) SMS
7 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (22.77%) HP UFT
1 23 (22.77%) TestDirector
1 23 (22.77%) WinRunner
2 16 (15.84%) Visual Studio
3 13 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.93%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (6.93%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
2 3 (2.97%) Front Office
2 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Analyst
2 22 (21.78%) Test Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 10 (9.90%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) SharePoint Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (3.96%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Messaging Specialist
8 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (3.96%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Exchange Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Service Analyst
10 2 (1.98%) CISSP Consultant
10 2 (1.98%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 2 (1.98%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.85%) .NET
2 14 (13.86%) XML
3 7 (6.93%) CSS
3 7 (6.93%) jQuery
3 7 (6.93%) XSLT
4 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (37.62%) Clustering
2 29 (28.71%) Computer Science
3 19 (18.81%) PDA
4 15 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.94%) PKI
6 3 (2.97%) Replication
7 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (84.16%) Windows
2 61 (60.40%) Windows Server 2003
2 61 (60.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (43.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (41.58%) Windows Server
5 35 (34.65%) Windows 7
6 31 (30.69%) Windows XP
7 28 (27.72%) AIX
8 7 (6.93%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.55%) Migration
2 33 (32.67%) Change Management
3 31 (30.69%) Software Testing
4 25 (24.75%) Load Balancing
4 25 (24.75%) Smoke Testing
4 25 (24.75%) Test Scripting
5 23 (22.77%) Test Automation
6 9 (8.91%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (7.92%) ITIL
7 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (7.92%) Records Management
8 7 (6.93%) High Availability
8 7 (6.93%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (5.94%) Workflow
10 5 (4.95%) Identity Management
11 4 (3.96%) Service Management
12 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.98%) Business Continuity
13 2 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (1.98%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (51.49%) PowerShell
2 46 (45.54%) SQL
3 14 (13.86%) C#
3 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.89%) VBScript
5 8 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (60.40%) Security Cleared
3 38 (37.62%) SC Cleared
4 34 (33.66%) MCSA
5 32 (31.68%) Degree
5 32 (31.68%) MCTS
6 31 (30.69%) MCITP
7 28 (27.72%) ISTQB
8 8 (7.92%) MCSD
9 6 (5.94%) MCP
10 4 (3.96%) CCNA
10 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.98%) CCA
12 2 (1.98%) CCNP
12 2 (1.98%) CISA
12 2 (1.98%) CISM
12 2 (1.98%) CISSP
12 2 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 76 (75.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.72%) Hyper-V
3 22 (21.78%) VMware ESX
4 11 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.94%) Brightmail
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.97%) vSphere
6 3 (2.97%) XenApp
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.98%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.98%) RACF
7 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.98%) XenServer
8 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.99%) UAG
8 1 (0.99%) vCloud
8 1 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (27.72%) McAfee ePO
1 28 (27.72%) Netcool
2 23 (22.77%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.98%) SCCM
5 1 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.99%) OpenView
5 1 (0.99%) SCOM
5 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (84.16%) Microsoft
2 42 (41.58%) Citrix
3 36 (35.64%) VMware
4 31 (30.69%) Veritas
5 28 (27.72%) Intel Security
6 23 (22.77%) IronPort
7 20 (19.80%) HP
8 6 (5.94%) Nintex
9 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.98%) Altiris
10 2 (1.98%) Apple
10 2 (1.98%) Cisco
10 2 (1.98%) Symantec
11 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.99%) CA
11 1 (0.99%) FactSet
11 1 (0.99%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.99%) Juniper
11 1 (0.99%) Mitel
11 1 (0.99%) Reuters