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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 4.21% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
Median daily rate £273 £309 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £203 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £335 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.25 - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.22% +2.85%

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
284 499 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.14% 18.87% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 272 221
Median daily rate £340 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.78 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.50 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Glasgow +9 6 £200 -6.75%
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
Renfrewshire +13 4 £273 -11.74%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (90.32%) Windows
3 53 (85.48%) Microsoft
4 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
5 45 (72.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (69.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (62.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (61.29%) SharePoint
9 37 (59.68%) Office 365
10 34 (54.84%) Windows Server
11 28 (45.16%) MCSA
12 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
13 25 (40.32%) PowerShell
14 24 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (37.10%) Citrix
16 22 (35.48%) HP
16 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
17 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
17 21 (33.87%) Degree
17 21 (33.87%) Computer Science
18 20 (32.26%) Migration
18 20 (32.26%) Clustering
18 20 (32.26%) Skype for Business
18 20 (32.26%) Load Balancing
18 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
18 20 (32.26%) Veritas
18 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
19 19 (30.65%) Windows XP
20 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
20 18 (29.03%) Skype

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 38 (61.29%) SharePoint
2 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
3 24 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (32.26%) Skype for Business
5 17 (27.42%) OpenStack
6 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (16.13%) IIS
8 8 (12.90%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 14 (22.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (59.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Skype
2 10 (16.13%) Firewall
3 6 (9.68%) DNS
3 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.06%) DHCP
5 4 (6.45%) Internet
5 4 (6.45%) WAN
6 3 (4.84%) SAN
7 2 (3.23%) Intranet
7 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.61%) LDAP
8 1 (1.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.61%) Finance
1 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Messaging Specialist
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Lync Specialist
2 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Office 365 Specialist
4 6 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Mobility Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (3.23%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
1 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Computer Science
2 20 (32.26%) Clustering
3 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (90.32%) Windows
2 45 (72.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (69.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (62.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (54.84%) Windows Server
6 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
7 19 (30.65%) Windows XP
8 14 (22.58%) AIX
8 14 (22.58%) Windows 10
9 4 (6.45%) Android
9 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (6.45%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (3.23%) Linux
11 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Load Balancing
1 20 (32.26%) Migration
2 15 (24.19%) Change Management
3 14 (22.58%) Server Virtualisation
3 14 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 11 (17.74%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Change Control
7 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.06%) Server Building
8 5 (8.06%) Time Management
9 4 (6.45%) Application Packaging
10 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.84%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.23%) ITIL
11 2 (3.23%) Project Management
11 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (1.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) PowerShell
2 16 (25.81%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (45.16%) MCSA
3 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 21 (33.87%) Degree
5 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
6 17 (27.42%) MCITP
6 17 (27.42%) MCTS
7 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
8 5 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.23%) ACSA
9 2 (3.23%) CCENT
9 2 (3.23%) CCNA
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.29%) vSphere
4 6 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.23%) Brightmail
7 1 (1.61%) XenApp
7 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (22.58%) Netcool
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (9.68%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.45%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.84%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.23%) SnapMirror
5 2 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (85.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.10%) Citrix
3 22 (35.48%) HP
4 20 (32.26%) Veritas
5 14 (22.58%) Intel Security
6 10 (16.13%) IronPort
6 10 (16.13%) VMware
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 2 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (3.23%) Avaya
8 2 (3.23%) Dell
8 2 (3.23%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.23%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.23%) Sophos
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
8 2 (3.23%) Veeam
8 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat