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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 104 120 105
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 21 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 1.85% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
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£278 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
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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
475 487 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.90% 18.52% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 231 231
Average daily rate £347 £326 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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
Renfrewshire +3 7 £450 +19.04% 2
Aberdeen +6 5 £230 - 2
Glasgow +1 5 £220 +62.96% 1
Fife - 2 £100 -
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
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MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (77.08%) Windows
3 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (58.33%) VMware
5 24 (50.00%) MCITP
6 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
6 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
7 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
8 21 (43.75%) Citrix
9 20 (41.67%) SQL
9 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (37.50%) Windows XP
11 18 (37.50%) Windows 7
11 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
11 18 (37.50%) MCTS
11 18 (37.50%) Change Management
12 17 (35.42%) Hyper-V
13 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
13 16 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
13 16 (33.33%) VMware ESX
13 16 (33.33%) Clustering
13 16 (33.33%) PDA
13 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
13 16 (33.33%) AIX
13 16 (33.33%) MCSA
13 16 (33.33%) Veritas
13 16 (33.33%) McAfee

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) LDAP
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) SAN
5 2 (4.17%) X.500
5 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.17%) SSL
5 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) EDRMS
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) WinRunner
1 16 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 16 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.25%) Deskside Support
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Head of Operations
8 1 (2.08%) IT Operations Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) VMware Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Head of IT
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
1 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Clustering
1 16 (33.33%) PDA
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.33%) Replication
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) CMDB
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 18 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 16 (33.33%) AIX
6 8 (16.67%) Linux
7 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
9 2 (4.17%) UNIX
9 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Change Management
1 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (14.58%) Migration
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.25%) Validation
6 3 (6.25%) OOP
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) Content Management
6 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.25%) Analytics
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.17%) Coaching
7 2 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL V2
7 2 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) VB
3 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (50.00%) MCITP
3 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
4 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
5 18 (37.50%) MCTS
6 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 16 (33.33%) MCSA
7 7 (14.58%) MCP
8 6 (12.50%) Degree
9 5 (10.42%) CCNA
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.25%) MCSD
10 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
10 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (6.25%) MCDST
11 2 (4.17%) CCNP
11 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
11 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (35.42%) Hyper-V
3 16 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (31.25%) Netcool
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) SCOM
5 2 (4.17%) Nessus
5 2 (4.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (58.33%) VMware
3 21 (43.75%) Citrix
4 16 (33.33%) Veritas
4 16 (33.33%) McAfee
5 10 (20.83%) HP
6 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris