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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 19 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 3.35% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
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£364 £300 £272
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £180 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £382 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £13.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +27.27%
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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
564 388 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 15.55% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 203 132
Average daily rate £346 £353 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.95 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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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
Edinburgh -19 4 £364 +21.33%
Glasgow - 4 £338 - 2
West Lothian - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (54.84%) VMware
5 16 (51.61%) MCITP
5 16 (51.61%) Citrix
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
7 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
8 12 (38.71%) Clustering
9 11 (35.48%) MCTS
10 10 (32.26%) DNS
10 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
11 9 (29.03%) SQL
12 8 (25.81%) ITIL
12 8 (25.81%) MCSA
12 8 (25.81%) HP
12 8 (25.81%) Netcool
12 8 (25.81%) VMware ESX
12 8 (25.81%) Change Management
12 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
13 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
13 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
13 7 (22.58%) vSphere
13 7 (22.58%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (22.58%) PDA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) Kerberos
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) X.500
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) WinRunner
1 7 (22.58%) TestDirector
1 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Deskside Support
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Clustering
2 7 (22.58%) PDA
3 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) CMDB
3 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 7 (22.58%) AIX
7 3 (9.68%) Windows NT
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.23%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) Change Management
2 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
2 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) ITSM
4 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.45%) Analytics
5 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) CAE
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (51.61%) MCITP
3 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) MCTS
5 8 (25.81%) MCSA
6 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.90%) CCNA
9 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (6.45%) VCAP
10 2 (6.45%) PMP
10 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
11 1 (3.23%) CCNP
11 1 (3.23%) MCP
11 1 (3.23%) HND
11 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
11 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.81%) VMware ESX
4 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
4 7 (22.58%) vSphere
5 3 (9.68%) XenApp
5 3 (9.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Netcool
2 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (22.58%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (6.45%) OpenView
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 16 (51.61%) Citrix
4 8 (25.81%) HP
5 7 (22.58%) McAfee
5 7 (22.58%) Veritas
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) CommVault
6 2 (6.45%) NetApp
6 2 (6.45%) EMC
6 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin
6 2 (6.45%) Altiris
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) BMC
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) F5