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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 69 75 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +37
Contract jobs citing MCSE 50 57 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.53% 1.98% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 10.40% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 8
Median daily rate £295 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £170 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £340 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.25 - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -7.79%
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
490 548 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.80% 19.01% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 302 264
Median daily rate £330 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -6 35 £295 -4.45%
Glasgow 0 9 £200 -20.00%
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (90.79%) Windows
3 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
4 59 (77.63%) Active Directory
5 56 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (63.16%) SharePoint
7 48 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (60.53%) Office 365
9 40 (52.63%) Windows Server
10 39 (51.32%) MCSA
11 31 (40.79%) Citrix
11 31 (40.79%) Windows 7
12 28 (36.84%) Windows XP
12 28 (36.84%) Veritas
12 28 (36.84%) Clustering
12 28 (36.84%) Security Cleared
13 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
13 27 (35.53%) MCTS
13 27 (35.53%) MCITP
13 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
14 25 (32.89%) SQL
14 25 (32.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (31.58%) HP
15 24 (31.58%) Change Management
15 24 (31.58%) Migration
16 23 (30.26%) Software Testing
16 23 (30.26%) ISTQB
17 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
17 22 (28.95%) Load Balancing

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 48 (63.16%) SharePoint
2 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
3 25 (32.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (28.95%) Skype for Business
5 19 (25.00%) OpenStack
6 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (14.47%) IIS
8 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (27.63%) MS Excel
2 20 (26.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (60.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) Skype
2 9 (11.84%) Firewall
3 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.58%) DHCP
5 4 (5.26%) Internet
6 3 (3.95%) SAN
6 3 (3.95%) WAN
7 2 (2.63%) Intranet
7 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.32%) ISDN
8 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.32%) LDAP
8 1 (1.32%) VoIP
8 1 (1.32%) Wireless
8 1 (1.32%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (27.63%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (1.32%) Finance
1 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
1 16 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Messaging Specialist
3 10 (13.16%) Lync Specialist
4 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Office 365 Specialist
6 6 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.95%) Mobility Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Mobility Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
1 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.84%) Clustering
2 21 (27.63%) Computer Science
3 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) PDA
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (90.79%) Windows
2 56 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (52.63%) Windows Server
6 31 (40.79%) Windows 7
7 28 (36.84%) Windows XP
8 22 (28.95%) AIX
9 21 (27.63%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.26%) Android
10 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (2.63%) Linux
12 1 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Change Management
1 24 (31.58%) Migration
2 23 (30.26%) Software Testing
3 22 (28.95%) Load Balancing
4 20 (26.32%) Server Virtualisation
5 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 18 (23.68%) Smoke Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Change Control
8 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.58%) ITIL
9 5 (6.58%) Server Building
9 5 (6.58%) Time Management
10 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
11 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.95%) Supplier Management
12 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.53%) PowerShell
2 25 (32.89%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (51.32%) MCSA
3 28 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 27 (35.53%) MCITP
4 27 (35.53%) MCTS
5 23 (30.26%) ISTQB
6 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
7 21 (27.63%) Degree
8 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (5.26%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.26%) ACSA
9 4 (5.26%) CCENT
9 4 (5.26%) CCNA
9 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (77.63%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.21%) vSphere
4 6 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.26%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.32%) XenApp
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (28.95%) McAfee ePO
1 22 (28.95%) Netcool
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (7.89%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.95%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.63%) SnapMirror
5 2 (2.63%) WSUS
6 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.79%) Citrix
3 28 (36.84%) Veritas
4 24 (31.58%) HP
5 22 (28.95%) Intel Security
6 12 (15.79%) IronPort
6 12 (15.79%) VMware
7 6 (7.89%) Cisco
8 4 (5.26%) Apple
8 4 (5.26%) Symantec
9 2 (2.63%) Avaya
9 2 (2.63%) Dell
9 2 (2.63%) NetApp
9 2 (2.63%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.63%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.63%) Sophos
9 2 (2.63%) Veeam
9 2 (2.63%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.32%) Juniper
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat