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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 3.02% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Average daily rate
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£358 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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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
456 364 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.53% 14.92% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 155 186
Average daily rate £350 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -45.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.22 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 3 - - 3
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
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MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 22 (55.00%) Windows
3 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
4 21 (52.50%) VMware
4 21 (52.50%) MCITP
5 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (47.50%) Citrix
6 17 (42.50%) Clustering
7 16 (40.00%) MCTS
7 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (35.00%) SQL
9 13 (32.50%) MCSA
9 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
9 13 (32.50%) Veritas
9 13 (32.50%) Change Management
9 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
9 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
10 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
10 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 12 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
10 12 (30.00%) PDA
10 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
10 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
10 12 (30.00%) Netcool
10 12 (30.00%) McAfee

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (22.50%) IIS
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.50%) LDAP
3 3 (7.50%) Kerberos
3 3 (7.50%) X.500
4 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.50%) SSL
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) WinRunner
1 12 (30.00%) TestDirector
1 12 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Test Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Deskside Support
2 5 (12.50%) Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Head of IT
6 1 (2.50%) Head of Operations
6 1 (2.50%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) COM
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Clustering
2 12 (30.00%) PDA
3 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.50%) CMDB
5 3 (7.50%) Replication
6 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.50%) EPoS
7 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
5 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Change Management
1 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V2
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.50%) Change Control
8 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.50%) Workflow
8 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 21 (52.50%) MCITP
4 16 (40.00%) MCTS
5 13 (32.50%) MCSA
6 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (12.50%) A+ Certification
8 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (7.50%) CCNA
10 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (5.00%) MCDST
10 2 (5.00%) VCAP
11 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.50%) MCP
11 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) vCloud
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Nmap
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (30.00%) Netcool
3 3 (7.50%) SCCM
4 2 (5.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) VMware
3 19 (47.50%) Citrix
4 13 (32.50%) Veritas
5 12 (30.00%) McAfee
6 5 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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