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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 100 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 25 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.89% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% 4.03% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
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£350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £382 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +27.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
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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
578 372 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.51% 15.16% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 192 158
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 37
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.45 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 15 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -12 6 £233 -15.45% 1
Edinburgh -13 6 £364 +21.33%
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +5 1 - - 2
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (57.58%) Windows
4 15 (45.45%) Citrix
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (42.42%) MCITP
6 13 (39.39%) VMware
7 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (30.30%) Clustering
10 9 (27.27%) MCTS
11 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (24.24%) DNS
11 8 (24.24%) ITIL
11 8 (24.24%) IIS
12 7 (21.21%) SQL
12 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
12 7 (21.21%) HP
13 6 (18.18%) MCSA
13 6 (18.18%) Change Management
14 5 (15.15%) Finance
14 5 (15.15%) Veritas
14 5 (15.15%) WinRunner
14 5 (15.15%) TestDirector
14 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (15.15%) Netcool
14 5 (15.15%) McAfee
14 5 (15.15%) AIX

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 8 (24.24%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LDAP
2 3 (9.09%) Kerberos
2 3 (9.09%) X.500
2 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) WinRunner
1 5 (15.15%) TestDirector
1 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Deskside Support
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) COM
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) PDA
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.06%) CMDB
6 1 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (3.03%) Replication
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.15%) AIX
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (9.09%) Windows NT
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) ITSM
5 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 3 (9.09%) Analytics
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
6 2 (6.06%) CAE
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (42.42%) MCITP
3 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 9 (27.27%) MCTS
5 6 (18.18%) MCSA
6 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
6 5 (15.15%) Degree
7 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (9.09%) VCAP
8 2 (6.06%) CCNA
8 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.06%) PMP
8 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
9 1 (3.03%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.15%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) vCloud
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Netcool
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (15.15%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) OpenView
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) Veritas
5 5 (15.15%) McAfee
6 3 (9.09%) PlateSpin
7 2 (6.06%) Altiris
7 2 (6.06%) CommVault
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) Remedy