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 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 1.03% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 5.86% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 10
Median daily rate £258 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £100 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £329 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +15.49%

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
272 444 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.53% 17.56% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 219 259
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £264 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £16.65 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +21 1 - - 2
Glasgow -3 1 £175 +75.00% 2
Renfrewshire -3 1 £340 +11.47%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (86.67%) Windows
3 50 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 46 (76.67%) Active Directory
5 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (60.00%) SharePoint
8 33 (55.00%) Office 365
9 30 (50.00%) Windows Server
10 26 (43.33%) MCSA
11 24 (40.00%) PowerShell
12 22 (36.67%) Security Cleared
12 22 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (36.67%) Degree
12 22 (36.67%) HP
12 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
12 22 (36.67%) Citrix
13 21 (35.00%) Computer Science
13 21 (35.00%) Clustering
14 20 (33.33%) Veritas
15 19 (31.67%) Windows XP
15 19 (31.67%) Skype for Business
15 19 (31.67%) Windows 7
15 19 (31.67%) Skype
16 18 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
16 18 (30.00%) Load Balancing
16 18 (30.00%) MS Excel
16 18 (30.00%) Migration

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 36 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 22 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (36.67%) MS Exchange
3 19 (31.67%) Skype for Business
4 18 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (28.33%) OpenStack
6 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (16.67%) IIS
7 8 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (23.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (55.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) Skype
2 11 (18.33%) Firewall
3 6 (10.00%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.33%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) SAN
5 4 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) Intranet
6 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
7 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.67%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Analyst
1 10 (16.67%) Lync Specialist
1 10 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
1 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Office 365 Specialist
3 6 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Tester
5 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) Mobility Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.33%) DBA
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Management Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.33%) Mobility Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Support Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
1 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Clustering
1 21 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (86.67%) Windows
2 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (65.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (31.67%) Windows 7
5 19 (31.67%) Windows XP
6 14 (23.33%) AIX
6 14 (23.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.67%) Android
7 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.33%) Linux
9 1 (1.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 18 (30.00%) Migration
2 15 (25.00%) Change Management
2 15 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.33%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Change Control
7 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (10.00%) Time Management
8 5 (8.33%) Server Building
9 4 (6.67%) Application Packaging
10 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (5.00%) Project Management
10 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.33%) ITIL
11 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (1.67%) Information Security
12 1 (1.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (43.33%) MCSA
3 22 (36.67%) Degree
3 22 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (26.67%) MCITP
6 15 (25.00%) MCTS
7 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.67%) CISM
9 1 (1.67%) CISSP
9 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.67%) vSphere
4 6 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.33%) XenApp
6 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (23.33%) Netcool
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.67%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) SnapMirror
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.67%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.67%) Citrix
2 22 (36.67%) HP
3 20 (33.33%) Veritas
4 14 (23.33%) Intel Security
5 8 (13.33%) IronPort
5 8 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) Avaya
7 2 (3.33%) Dell
7 2 (3.33%) NetApp
7 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.33%) Veeam
7 2 (3.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat