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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 106 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 0.64% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 4.43% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 10
Median daily rate £260 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +25.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.63%
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
443 474 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.79% 14.47% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 242 296
Median daily rate £325 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -5 9 £304 -30.11% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Glasgow +9 3 £325 +77.74% 2
Edinburgh +5 2 £245 -34.66%
Aberdeen - 1 £155 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (84.44%) Windows
3 75 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 65 (72.22%) Active Directory
5 53 (58.89%) PowerShell
6 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (56.67%) Security Cleared
8 49 (54.44%) SharePoint
9 46 (51.11%) Migration
10 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (50.00%) Windows Server
11 44 (48.89%) Office 365
12 38 (42.22%) SQL
13 35 (38.89%) Citrix
14 32 (35.56%) MS Excel
14 32 (35.56%) SC Cleared
15 30 (33.33%) Clustering
16 29 (32.22%) VMware
16 29 (32.22%) Degree
16 29 (32.22%) MS Exchange
16 29 (32.22%) Computer Science
17 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
17 27 (30.00%) OpenStack
17 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 27 (30.00%) Skype for Business
17 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (30.00%) MCSA
18 26 (28.89%) Load Balancing
19 25 (27.78%) MCTS

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 49 (54.44%) SharePoint
2 29 (32.22%) MS Exchange
3 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (30.00%) OpenStack
3 27 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 19 (21.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (18.89%) IIS
6 16 (17.78%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (7.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (7.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (7.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.11%) CICS
Applications
1 32 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (48.89%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) Skype
2 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.78%) SSL
5 3 (3.33%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.33%) LDAP
5 3 (3.33%) X.500
6 2 (2.22%) Firewall
6 2 (2.22%) Internet
6 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (1.11%) DHCP
7 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.11%) ISDN
7 1 (1.11%) NAS
7 1 (1.11%) Network Security
7 1 (1.11%) SAN
7 1 (1.11%) SMS
7 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Visual Studio
2 14 (15.56%) HP UFT
2 14 (15.56%) TestDirector
2 14 (15.56%) WinRunner
3 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.78%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Analyst
1 14 (15.56%) Test Analyst
2 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 10 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Consultant
5 5 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (4.44%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (4.44%) Messaging Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) SharePoint Specialist
6 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) DBA
8 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (2.22%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) .NET
2 14 (15.56%) XML
3 7 (7.78%) CSS
3 7 (7.78%) jQuery
3 7 (7.78%) XSLT
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (33.33%) Clustering
2 29 (32.22%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (13.33%) PDA
4 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.56%) PKI
5 3 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (84.44%) Windows
2 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 52 (57.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 22 (24.44%) Windows XP
6 20 (22.22%) AIX
7 7 (7.78%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.11%) Migration
2 26 (28.89%) Load Balancing
3 22 (24.44%) Change Management
3 22 (24.44%) Software Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Smoke Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
5 14 (15.56%) Test Automation
6 9 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.89%) Records Management
8 7 (7.78%) High Availability
8 7 (7.78%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (6.67%) Workflow
10 5 (5.56%) ITIL
11 4 (4.44%) Identity Management
12 2 (2.22%) Application Packaging
12 2 (2.22%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (2.22%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.89%) PowerShell
2 38 (42.22%) SQL
3 14 (15.56%) C#
3 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.22%) VBScript
5 8 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (56.67%) Security Cleared
3 32 (35.56%) SC Cleared
4 29 (32.22%) Degree
5 27 (30.00%) MCSA
6 25 (27.78%) MCITP
6 25 (27.78%) MCTS
7 21 (23.33%) ISTQB
8 8 (8.89%) MCSD
9 5 (5.56%) CCNA
9 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.44%) A+ Certification
10 4 (4.44%) ACSA
10 4 (4.44%) CCENT
10 4 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.22%) CCA
12 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.56%) VMware ESX
4 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (7.78%) Brightmail
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.33%) vSphere
7 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.22%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.22%) XenServer
8 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.11%) RACF
8 1 (1.11%) UAG
8 1 (1.11%) vCloud
8 1 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 20 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 20 (22.22%) Netcool
2 14 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.44%) SCCM
5 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.11%) OpenView
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
6 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (38.89%) Citrix
3 29 (32.22%) VMware
4 24 (26.67%) IronPort
5 22 (24.44%) Veritas
6 20 (22.22%) HP
6 20 (22.22%) Intel Security
7 6 (6.67%) Nintex
8 4 (4.44%) Apple
8 4 (4.44%) Cisco
8 4 (4.44%) Symantec
9 2 (2.22%) Altiris
9 2 (2.22%) Sophos
10 1 (1.11%) CA
10 1 (1.11%) Juniper
10 1 (1.11%) Opsware
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