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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 24 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.96% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.98% 5.25% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 0
Average daily rate £305 £354 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
482 495 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 18.22% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 169
Average daily rate £343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire +3 19 £308 -14.12% 1
Glasgow +4 5 £99 -65.35% 2
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (97.40%) Microsoft
3 66 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 66 (85.71%) Windows
4 51 (66.23%) Windows 7
5 50 (64.94%) Security Cleared
6 49 (63.64%) MCSA
7 48 (62.34%) SQL
7 48 (62.34%) Citrix
7 48 (62.34%) MCITP
7 48 (62.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (61.04%) MCTS
8 47 (61.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (59.74%) Change Management
9 46 (59.74%) VMware
10 45 (58.44%) Software Testing
10 45 (58.44%) WinRunner
10 45 (58.44%) TestDirector
10 45 (58.44%) HP UFT
10 45 (58.44%) Test Automation
10 45 (58.44%) HP Quality Center
11 44 (57.14%) Windows XP
12 40 (51.95%) Veritas
12 40 (51.95%) Netcool
12 40 (51.95%) Intel Security
12 40 (51.95%) AIX
12 40 (51.95%) PDA
12 40 (51.95%) VMware ESX
12 40 (51.95%) Clustering
12 40 (51.95%) McAfee ePO

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) DNS
1 7 (9.09%) Kerberos
1 7 (9.09%) LDAP
1 7 (9.09%) X.500
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) LAN
2 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.60%) VPN
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (58.44%) HP UFT
1 45 (58.44%) TestDirector
1 45 (58.44%) WinRunner
2 3 (3.90%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Front Office
2 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Analyst
2 33 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 26 (33.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 24 (31.17%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Messaging Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
8 6 (7.79%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Exchange Migration Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
10 4 (5.19%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (51.95%) Clustering
1 40 (51.95%) PDA
2 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.99%) Blackberry
4 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
5 7 (9.09%) PKI
5 7 (9.09%) Replication
6 4 (5.19%) NHS
7 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 66 (85.71%) Windows
2 51 (66.23%) Windows 7
3 48 (62.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (61.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (57.14%) Windows XP
6 40 (51.95%) AIX
7 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.90%) Linux
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.60%) Debian
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) Change Management
2 45 (58.44%) Software Testing
2 45 (58.44%) Test Automation
3 38 (49.35%) Test Scripting
4 11 (14.29%) Service Management
5 10 (12.99%) ITIL
6 8 (10.39%) ITSM
7 7 (9.09%) Migration
8 5 (6.49%) Application Packaging
8 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.49%) Project Management
8 5 (6.49%) Six Sigma
9 4 (5.19%) Records Management
10 3 (3.90%) Identity Management
10 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.90%) Validation
11 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.60%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity Management
12 1 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 48 (62.34%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (64.94%) Security Cleared
3 49 (63.64%) MCSA
4 48 (62.34%) MCITP
5 47 (61.04%) MCTS
6 38 (49.35%) ISTQB
7 31 (40.26%) SC Cleared
8 11 (14.29%) Degree
9 9 (11.69%) MCP
10 7 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (5.19%) CCNA
11 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.90%) ISEB
13 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.30%) ACSA
13 1 (1.30%) CCENT
13 1 (1.30%) MCSD
13 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (51.95%) Hyper-V
2 40 (51.95%) VMware ESX
3 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 45 (58.44%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (51.95%) McAfee ePO
2 40 (51.95%) Netcool
3 7 (9.09%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
5 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 75 (97.40%) Microsoft
2 48 (62.34%) Citrix
3 46 (59.74%) VMware
4 40 (51.95%) Intel Security
4 40 (51.95%) Veritas
5 3 (3.90%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco
6 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.30%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) EMC
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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