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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 96 108 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 28 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.98% 1.72% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -12.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.09 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -13.04%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
468 466 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.94% 18.87% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 220 171
Average daily rate £350 £327 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 11
Average hourly rate £29.09 £17.86 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.84% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -28.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 11 £220 +62.96% 3
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
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MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (75.00%) Windows
3 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 28 (63.64%) VMware
5 24 (54.55%) MCITP
6 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 22 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 21 (47.73%) Citrix
8 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
9 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (43.18%) SQL
10 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
10 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
10 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (40.91%) MCTS
10 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
10 18 (40.91%) Change Management
11 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
12 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
12 16 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
12 16 (36.36%) VMware ESX
12 16 (36.36%) Clustering
12 16 (36.36%) PDA
12 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
12 16 (36.36%) AIX
12 16 (36.36%) MCSA
12 16 (36.36%) Veritas
12 16 (36.36%) McAfee

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) LDAP
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.55%) X.500
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) EDRMS
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) WinRunner
1 16 (36.36%) TestDirector
1 16 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Deskside Support
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.27%) Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Head of IT
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) JSP
2 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Clustering
1 16 (36.36%) PDA
2 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Replication
3 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) CMDB
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 16 (36.36%) AIX
6 7 (15.91%) Linux
7 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.55%) UNIX
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
1 18 (40.91%) Change Management
2 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Validation
5 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.82%) Analytics
6 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) Coaching
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL V2
6 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.55%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.55%) Content Management
6 2 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (54.55%) MCITP
3 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (40.91%) MCTS
5 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 16 (36.36%) MCSA
6 5 (11.36%) MCP
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (11.36%) CCNA
6 5 (11.36%) Degree
7 3 (6.82%) A+ Certification
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) CCNP
8 2 (4.55%) MCSD
9 1 (2.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
3 16 (36.36%) VMware ESX
4 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (34.09%) Netcool
4 3 (6.82%) SCCM
5 2 (4.55%) SCOM
5 2 (4.55%) Nessus
5 2 (4.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (63.64%) VMware
3 21 (47.73%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) Veritas
4 16 (36.36%) McAfee
5 9 (20.45%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (2.27%) NetApp
8 1 (2.27%) Altiris
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