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 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 117 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 3.85% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% +26.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £344 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.89 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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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
465 546 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.11% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 183
Average daily rate £348 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 6 £183 -45.82% 4
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Renfrewshire +2 3 £435 +20.41%
Edinburgh -16 3 £375 +3.02% 3
Dundee - 3 £363 -
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (94.87%) Microsoft
3 31 (79.49%) Windows
4 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 16 (41.03%) LDAP
6 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 11 (28.21%) Migration
7 11 (28.21%) VMware
7 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
8 10 (25.64%) Linux
8 10 (25.64%) DNS
8 10 (25.64%) SQL
8 10 (25.64%) HP
8 10 (25.64%) Citrix
8 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
9 9 (23.08%) Degree
10 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
10 8 (20.51%) MCSA
10 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.95%) X.500
11 7 (17.95%) Finance
11 7 (17.95%) Replication
11 7 (17.95%) MCITP
11 7 (17.95%) PKI

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (12.82%) IIS
1 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Drupal
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) LDAP
2 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 7 (17.95%) X.500
4 6 (15.38%) Kerberos
5 3 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
1 3 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Hudson
2 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Trac
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Support Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) ICT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) ICT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.56%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.69%) CSS
1 3 (7.69%) XML
1 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.95%) Replication
2 7 (17.95%) PKI
3 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.26%) Clustering
4 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (7.69%) PDA
6 2 (5.13%) Statistics
6 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.56%) NHS
7 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.69%) AIX
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.26%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (7.69%) OOP
6 3 (7.69%) OO
6 3 (7.69%) Content Management
6 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Information Security
7 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.13%) Open Source
7 2 (5.13%) Information Governance
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
4 8 (20.51%) MCSA
5 7 (17.95%) MCTS
5 7 (17.95%) MCITP
6 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.82%) CCNA
6 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.26%) A+ Certification
7 4 (10.26%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.26%) ACSA
7 4 (10.26%) CCENT
8 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 3 (7.69%) MCSD
9 2 (5.13%) MCP
9 2 (5.13%) MCDST
9 2 (5.13%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.13%) Netcool
3 2 (5.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
3 10 (25.64%) HP
4 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
6 4 (10.26%) Apple
6 4 (10.26%) Symantec
7 3 (7.69%) McAfee
7 3 (7.69%) Veritas
8 2 (5.13%) Opsware
8 2 (5.13%) Remedy
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) EMC
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