Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 108 135
Rank change year-on-year -18 +27 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.056% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 - £225
10th Percentile £163 - £223
90th Percentile £395 - £228
Scotland median daily rate £340 £295 £305
% change year-on-year +15.08% -3.28% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £30.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -14.58% +51.90% +25.24%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 290 252 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.04% 14.10% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 118 171
Edinburgh median daily rate £381 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +12.36% -2.33%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £225
90th Percentile £538 £631 £500
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.50 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.96% +240.98% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.55 £23.40 £12.60
90th Percentile £30.75 £52.17 £17.51
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Edinburgh

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSE in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Edinburgh

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Edinburgh

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) MCSA
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) SCOM
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (50.00%) Skype
5 5 (41.67%) EMC VNX
5 5 (41.67%) Unified Communications
5 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) SCCM
5 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (41.67%) EMC
5 5 (41.67%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) MCP
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
7 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
7 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Skype
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) EMC VNX
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCSA
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCOM
2 5 (41.67%) SCCM
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) Lotus
3 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco