Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 169 102
Rank change year-on-year +15 -67 +41
Contract jobs citing MCSE 50 16 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.34% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 2.31% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 75
Scotland median daily rate £413 £328 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.95% +2.34% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £237 £205
90th Percentile £450 £355 £440
UK median daily rate £375 £329 £330
% change year-on-year +14.07% -0.38% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.19% +8.86%
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +2.41% -20.30% +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 870 694 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.16% 14.55% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 379 746
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94% -1.90%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £225
90th Percentile £531 £540 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 61
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +36.66%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £14.21
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 35 £415 +23.88%
Glasgow -4 7 £359 +30.55%
Edinburgh -5 5 £306 +22.50%
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (90.00%) Windows
3 41 (82.00%) Windows Server
4 39 (78.00%) PowerShell
4 39 (78.00%) Office 365
5 37 (74.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (68.00%) Degree
8 32 (64.00%) Computer Science
8 32 (64.00%) SharePoint
9 29 (58.00%) Migration
9 29 (58.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
11 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
12 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
12 24 (48.00%) Records Management
13 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
14 22 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (44.00%) High Availability
14 22 (44.00%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (44.00%) jQuery
14 22 (44.00%) SharePoint Server
14 22 (44.00%) InfoPath
14 22 (44.00%) IIS
14 22 (44.00%) C#
14 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
14 22 (44.00%) Visual Studio
14 22 (44.00%) 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 32 (64.00%) SharePoint
2 22 (44.00%) IIS
2 22 (44.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 22 (44.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 22 (44.00%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 13 (26.00%) Skype for Business
5 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (22.00%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (14.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (44.00%) InfoPath
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (78.00%) Office 365
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Skype
2 8 (16.00%) DNS
3 6 (12.00%) Unified Communications
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 3 (6.00%) Kerberos
5 3 (6.00%) X.500
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 22 (44.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (4.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) SharePoint Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Design Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Lync Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Lync Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Support
7 1 (2.00%) IT Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) .NET
1 22 (44.00%) CSS
1 22 (44.00%) jQuery
1 22 (44.00%) XML
1 22 (44.00%) XSLT
2 3 (6.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (64.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) PDA
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (90.00%) Windows
2 41 (82.00%) Windows Server
3 37 (74.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.00%) AIX
7 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Migration
2 24 (48.00%) Records Management
3 22 (44.00%) High Availability
3 22 (44.00%) Workflow
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
4 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (12.00%) Identity Management
6 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.00%) Analytics
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 3 (6.00%) Presales
8 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.00%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (44.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) LINC
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (68.00%) Degree
3 29 (58.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
5 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (12.00%) MCSA
7 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.00%) MCITP
7 2 (4.00%) MCP
7 2 (4.00%) MCTS
8 1 (2.00%) CCNA
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 45 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.00%) Nintex
3 6 (12.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) McAfee
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Lotus
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter