Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 162 120
Rank change year-on-year +10 -42 +44
Contract jobs citing MCSE 61 8 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 0.19% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.63% 1.22% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 4 66
Scotland median daily rate £413 £299 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.08% -4.02% -4.23%
10th Percentile £258 £252 £200
90th Percentile £469 £360 £437
UK median daily rate £372 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +6.14% +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.51 £16.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +6.12% -22.64% +0.87%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 920 657 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.40% 15.61% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 390 713
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £220
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 52
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £34.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.53% -9.93% +37.57%
10th Percentile £12.63 £16.75 £13.12
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.13 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Scotland

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Scotland

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Scotland

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE 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 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +4 44 £415 +38.91%
Glasgow -14 9 £359 -
Edinburgh -28 3 £275 - 4
West Lothian - 1 £100 -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (91.80%) Windows
3 55 (90.16%) Microsoft
4 49 (80.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (77.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (77.05%) Windows Server
6 43 (70.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (70.49%) PowerShell
7 42 (68.85%) Office 365
8 38 (62.30%) Degree
9 36 (59.02%) Computer Science
9 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
9 36 (59.02%) SharePoint
10 34 (55.74%) Migration
11 33 (54.10%) SC Cleared
11 33 (54.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
13 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
13 29 (47.54%) Records Management
14 28 (45.90%) High Availability
15 27 (44.26%) SharePoint 2010
15 27 (44.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (44.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 27 (44.26%) Nintex
15 27 (44.26%) IIS
15 27 (44.26%) Visual Studio
15 27 (44.26%) C#
15 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
15 27 (44.26%) .NET
15 27 (44.26%) CSS

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 (59.02%) SharePoint
2 27 (44.26%) IIS
2 27 (44.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 27 (44.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 27 (44.26%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
4 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (19.67%) Skype for Business
6 11 (18.03%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (14.75%) OpenStack
8 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.64%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) InfoPath
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (68.85%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Skype
2 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 7 (11.48%) DHCP
4 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.92%) X.500
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) SAN
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 27 (44.26%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) HP UFT
2 7 (11.48%) TestDirector
2 7 (11.48%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Law
1 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) SharePoint Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Design Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Lync Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Support
7 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.28%) Lync Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) .NET
1 27 (44.26%) CSS
1 27 (44.26%) jQuery
1 27 (44.26%) XML
1 27 (44.26%) XSLT
2 3 (4.92%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (59.02%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Clustering
3 5 (8.20%) PDA
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) PKI
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.92%) Replication
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) AS400
7 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (91.80%) Windows
2 49 (80.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (77.05%) Windows Server
3 47 (77.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (70.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.48%) AIX
6 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) HPUX
8 1 (1.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Unix
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Migration
2 29 (47.54%) Records Management
3 28 (45.90%) High Availability
4 27 (44.26%) Workflow
5 9 (14.75%) Change Management
6 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.56%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Analytics
10 2 (3.28%) Presales
10 2 (3.28%) Security Monitoring
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) PowerShell
2 27 (44.26%) C#
2 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.75%) SQL
4 1 (1.64%) LINC
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (62.30%) Degree
3 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
4 33 (54.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (54.10%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.03%) MCSA
6 8 (13.11%) MCTS
7 7 (11.48%) MCITP
8 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
9 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (4.92%) CCNA
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.92%) MCP
10 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.64%) CCNP
11 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) XenApp
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.84%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (9.84%) Netcool
3 3 (4.92%) WSUS
4 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.64%) MaaS360
4 1 (1.64%) OpenView
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (90.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) Nintex
3 12 (19.67%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) VMware
5 8 (13.11%) McAfee
6 7 (11.48%) Veritas
7 4 (6.56%) Cisco
8 3 (4.92%) HP
9 1 (1.64%) Apple
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) EMC
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec