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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 95 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 28 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 1.33% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £375 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £375 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -13.04%
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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
517 450 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.68% 18.24% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 208 162
Average daily rate £350 £339 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +15 14 £220 - 4
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (68.89%) Windows
3 30 (66.67%) VMware
4 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
5 25 (55.56%) MCITP
6 24 (53.33%) SC Cleared
6 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
6 24 (53.33%) Citrix
7 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (40.00%) Windows XP
9 18 (40.00%) SQL
9 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (40.00%) MCTS
9 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
10 17 (37.78%) Clustering
10 17 (37.78%) Hyper-V
10 17 (37.78%) MCSA
10 17 (37.78%) Veritas
11 16 (35.56%) WinRunner
11 16 (35.56%) TestDirector
11 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (35.56%) McAfee
11 16 (35.56%) Change Management
11 16 (35.56%) AIX
11 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
11 16 (35.56%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
11 16 (35.56%) VMware ESX

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.44%) SSL
3 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) LDAP
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) WinRunner
1 16 (35.56%) TestDirector
1 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.89%) Deskside Support
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Head of Operations
8 1 (2.22%) IT Operations Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.44%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Clustering
2 16 (35.56%) PDA
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) CMDB
4 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS
6 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 16 (35.56%) AIX
6 4 (8.89%) Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (35.56%) Change Management
2 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
2 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.89%) Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.44%) Workflow
7 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.44%) Coaching
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL V2
7 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.22%) Release Management
8 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (55.56%) MCITP
3 24 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 18 (40.00%) MCTS
5 17 (37.78%) MCSA
6 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
7 5 (11.11%) MCP
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.11%) CCNA
8 4 (8.89%) A+ Certification
8 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (4.44%) MCDST
10 2 (4.44%) CCNP
10 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (2.22%) VCP4
11 1 (2.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Hyper-V
2 16 (35.56%) VMware ESX
3 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
5 5 (11.11%) vSphere
6 2 (4.44%) Nmap
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.22%) vCloud
7 1 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (35.56%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (33.33%) Netcool
4 4 (8.89%) SCCM
5 2 (4.44%) SCOM
5 2 (4.44%) Nessus
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) VMware
2 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
3 24 (53.33%) Citrix
4 17 (37.78%) Veritas
5 16 (35.56%) McAfee
6 5 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle
7 2 (4.44%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.22%) NetApp
8 1 (2.22%) Altiris
8 1 (2.22%) PlateSpin
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