Period
to 22 January 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 22 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 103 118
Rank change year-on-year -52 +15 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 26 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 1.67% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 7.85% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 53 44
Scotland median daily rate £340 £295 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -3.28% -12.86%
10th Percentile £268 £201 £160
90th Percentile £434 £398 £348
UK median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.54% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £30.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +51.90% +25.24%
10th Percentile £25.06 £17.60 £16.75
90th Percentile £26.69 £41.48 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £19.38 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.42% -1.70% +11.11%

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 667 790 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.10% 21.32% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 480 516
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.74 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.94 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +44.74%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Edinburgh -27 12 £350 -
Glasgow -12 6 £425 +115.19%
Renfrewshire +4 5 £335 +8.94%
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £325 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
4 15 (57.69%) Office 365
5 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (46.15%) VMware
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (42.31%) SCCM
8 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
8 10 (38.46%) Migration
8 10 (38.46%) MCSA
9 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
9 9 (34.62%) Degree
9 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
10 8 (30.77%) High Availability
10 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
10 8 (30.77%) ITIL
11 7 (26.92%) IIS
11 7 (26.92%) C#
11 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
11 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
11 7 (26.92%) CSS
11 7 (26.92%) XML
11 7 (26.92%) XSLT
11 7 (26.92%) .NET
11 7 (26.92%) SAN
11 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003

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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (26.92%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (23.08%) Skype for Business
4 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
5 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (11.54%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) Skype
3 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Law
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Analyst
1 4 (15.38%) Architect
1 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
1 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
1 7 (26.92%) jQuery
1 7 (26.92%) XML
1 7 (26.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 5 (19.23%) EMC VNX
3 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) BYOD
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Android
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 8 (30.77%) High Availability
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 7 (26.92%) Records Management
3 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
3 7 (26.92%) Workflow
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL V3
5 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Biometrics
7 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.69%) Database Tuning
7 2 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
8 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.85%) CRM
8 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (26.92%) C#
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (38.46%) MCSA
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
4 7 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (15.38%) MCP
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) CCNA
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
8 2 (7.69%) ACSA
8 2 (7.69%) CCENT
8 2 (7.69%) MCITP
8 2 (7.69%) MCTS
8 2 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (7.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) SCCM
2 6 (23.08%) SCOM
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Nintex
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) EMC
4 6 (23.08%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Symantec
6 3 (11.54%) Apple
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) Lotus
6 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Google
7 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (7.69%) Meru Networks
7 2 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (7.69%) Sophos
7 2 (7.69%) Veeam
7 2 (7.69%) Veritas
8 1 (3.85%) Ivanti