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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 106 104 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 4.08% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £239 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £345 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.89 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -21.62%
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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
485 343 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.33% 13.89% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 151 181
Average daily rate £347 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.25 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 2014.

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
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -8 4 - -
Glasgow -9 2 £128 -53.63% 3
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 19 (54.29%) Windows
4 19 (54.29%) VMware
5 18 (51.43%) Citrix
6 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (45.71%) MCITP
7 15 (42.86%) Clustering
8 13 (37.14%) MCTS
9 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (31.43%) SQL
11 10 (28.57%) MCSA
11 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
11 10 (28.57%) Veritas
11 10 (28.57%) Change Management
12 9 (25.71%) Netcool
12 9 (25.71%) McAfee
12 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
12 9 (25.71%) WinRunner
12 9 (25.71%) TestDirector
12 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
12 9 (25.71%) AIX
12 9 (25.71%) IIS
12 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
12 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
12 9 (25.71%) Software Testing

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (25.71%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.57%) X.500
2 3 (8.57%) Kerberos
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) LDAP
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) WinRunner
1 9 (25.71%) TestDirector
1 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Deskside Support
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Head of Operations
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) COM
2 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Clustering
2 9 (25.71%) PDA
3 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
4 3 (8.57%) Replication
4 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (5.71%) CMDB
6 1 (2.86%) PKI
6 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
4 9 (25.71%) AIX
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Change Management
2 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Analytics
6 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL V2
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) Coaching
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.86%) Change Control
8 1 (2.86%) Validation
8 1 (2.86%) Service Management
8 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.86%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 16 (45.71%) MCITP
4 13 (37.14%) MCTS
5 10 (28.57%) MCSA
6 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
7 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
8 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (5.71%) CCNA
8 2 (5.71%) VCAP
9 1 (2.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
3 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) vCloud
6 1 (2.86%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Netcool
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (25.71%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (54.29%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) Citrix
4 10 (28.57%) Veritas
5 9 (25.71%) McAfee
6 5 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy