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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 91 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 59 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.04% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.92% 2.63% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 5
Median daily rate £318 £230 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.04% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £293 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
745 494 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.73% 16.38% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 240 264
Median daily rate £330 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 25 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.12% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.33 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 37 £314 -11.54%
Glasgow +10 10 £290 - 2
Edinburgh -8 5 £245 -
Aberdeen -3 2 £345 +50.00%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 84 (84.00%) Windows
4 78 (78.00%) Active Directory
5 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (63.00%) Security Cleared
7 50 (50.00%) SQL
8 49 (49.00%) PowerShell
9 47 (47.00%) Citrix
10 43 (43.00%) Clustering
11 42 (42.00%) SharePoint
12 41 (41.00%) VMware
13 40 (40.00%) Migration
14 38 (38.00%) Change Management
14 38 (38.00%) SC Cleared
14 38 (38.00%) Windows 7
14 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (36.00%) Windows Server
15 36 (36.00%) Office 365
15 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
15 36 (36.00%) MCSA
15 36 (36.00%) Windows XP
15 36 (36.00%) Veritas
16 35 (35.00%) MCTS
17 34 (34.00%) MCITP
17 34 (34.00%) MS Excel
18 33 (33.00%) AIX
18 33 (33.00%) Netcool
18 33 (33.00%) Intel Security

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 42 (42.00%) SharePoint
2 25 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 24 (24.00%) Skype for Business
4 23 (23.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (23.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (23.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
5 19 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (16.00%) IIS
6 16 (16.00%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (7.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (7.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (7.00%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.00%) CICS
Applications
1 34 (34.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 36 (36.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) Skype
2 11 (11.00%) DNS
3 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.00%) SSL
5 3 (3.00%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.00%) LDAP
5 3 (3.00%) X.500
6 2 (2.00%) Firewall
6 2 (2.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.00%) Network Security
6 2 (2.00%) Wireless
7 1 (1.00%) DHCP
7 1 (1.00%) NAS
7 1 (1.00%) PABX
7 1 (1.00%) PBX
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (30.00%) HP UFT
1 30 (30.00%) TestDirector
1 30 (30.00%) WinRunner
2 16 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (13.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Banking
2 3 (3.00%) Front Office
2 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) Analyst
2 25 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) SharePoint Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Consultant
7 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) SharePoint Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Tester
9 3 (3.00%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (3.00%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 2 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) .NET
2 14 (14.00%) XML
3 7 (7.00%) CSS
3 7 (7.00%) jQuery
3 7 (7.00%) XSLT
4 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (43.00%) Clustering
2 29 (29.00%) Computer Science
3 26 (26.00%) PDA
4 19 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.00%) PKI
6 3 (3.00%) Replication
7 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (84.00%) Windows
2 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 66 (66.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (38.00%) Windows 7
3 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (36.00%) Windows Server
4 36 (36.00%) Windows XP
5 33 (33.00%) AIX
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.00%) Migration
2 38 (38.00%) Change Management
3 36 (36.00%) Software Testing
4 30 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 30 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 22 (22.00%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.00%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.00%) Records Management
8 7 (7.00%) High Availability
9 6 (6.00%) Workflow
10 5 (5.00%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.00%) ITIL
10 5 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (4.00%) Service Management
12 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
13 2 (2.00%) Business Continuity
13 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (2.00%) Information Security
13 2 (2.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.00%) SQL
2 49 (49.00%) PowerShell
3 14 (14.00%) C#
3 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.00%) VBScript
5 8 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (63.00%) Security Cleared
3 38 (38.00%) SC Cleared
4 36 (36.00%) MCSA
5 35 (35.00%) MCTS
6 34 (34.00%) MCITP
7 32 (32.00%) Degree
7 32 (32.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (8.00%) MCSD
9 6 (6.00%) MCP
10 3 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.00%) CCA
11 2 (2.00%) CCNA
11 2 (2.00%) CCNP
11 2 (2.00%) CISA
11 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.00%) CISM
11 2 (2.00%) CISSP
11 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (33.00%) Hyper-V
3 29 (29.00%) VMware ESX
4 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.00%) Brightmail
5 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.00%) vSphere
5 3 (3.00%) XenApp
6 2 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.00%) MetaFrame
6 2 (2.00%) RACF
6 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.00%) XenServer
7 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.00%) UAG
7 1 (1.00%) vCloud
7 1 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 33 (33.00%) McAfee ePO
1 33 (33.00%) Netcool
2 30 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) SCCM
5 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView
5 1 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (47.00%) Citrix
3 41 (41.00%) VMware
4 36 (36.00%) Veritas
5 33 (33.00%) Intel Security
6 20 (20.00%) IronPort
7 18 (18.00%) HP
8 6 (6.00%) Nintex
9 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.00%) Altiris
11 1 (1.00%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.00%) CA
11 1 (1.00%) FactSet
11 1 (1.00%) Fidessa
11 1 (1.00%) Mitel
11 1 (1.00%) Opsware
11 1 (1.00%) Reuters