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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 119 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.81% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
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£230 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £590 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.84 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -25.00%
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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
473 552 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.73% 20.21% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 274 242
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 18
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £22.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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
Aberdeen +8 4 £230 -29.23%
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Fife - 2 £100 -
Renfrewshire +6 1 £355 -7.79%
Edinburgh -2 1 - - 1
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (82.50%) Windows
3 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
4 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (45.00%) Citrix
5 18 (45.00%) VMware
6 16 (40.00%) SQL
7 15 (37.50%) MCITP
8 14 (35.00%) HP
9 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
9 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
10 12 (30.00%) Change Management
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (30.00%) LDAP
10 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
11 11 (27.50%) Linux
11 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
11 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
12 10 (25.00%) MCTS
12 10 (25.00%) PDA
12 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
12 10 (25.00%) Clustering
12 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
12 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 10 (25.00%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) LDAP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.00%) X.500
5 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.50%) SSL
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 10 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 10 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Support Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (22.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) ICT Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.50%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.50%) CSS
2 3 (7.50%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Clustering
1 10 (25.00%) PDA
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (5.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (27.50%) Linux
5 10 (25.00%) AIX
6 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.50%) UNIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Change Management
2 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) OOP
7 3 (7.50%) OO
7 3 (7.50%) Content Management
7 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) Validation
8 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
9 1 (2.50%) Workflow
9 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.50%) ITIL
9 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.50%) Analytics
9 1 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (2.50%) Release Management
9 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) VB
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (37.50%) MCITP
3 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
5 10 (25.00%) MCTS
5 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (25.00%) MCSA
6 5 (12.50%) MCP
7 4 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (7.50%) MCSD
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.00%) CCNA
9 2 (5.00%) MCDST
10 1 (2.50%) CCEE
10 1 (2.50%) CCIA
10 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.50%) CCNP
10 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (22.50%) Netcool
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
4 1 (2.50%) Nmap
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (45.00%) Citrix
2 18 (45.00%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) HP
4 10 (25.00%) Veritas
4 10 (25.00%) McAfee
5 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (2.50%) Altiris