Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 157 108
Rank change year-on-year -2 -49 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 31 26 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 0.55% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.31% 3.88% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 53
Scotland median daily rate £388 £340 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.14% +15.08% -3.28%
10th Percentile £138 £268 £201
90th Percentile £527 £434 £398
UK median daily rate £386 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +14.44% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Scotland median hourly rate £73.00 £25.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.88% -14.58% +51.90%
10th Percentile £27.30 £25.06 £17.60
90th Percentile £121.90 £26.69 £41.48
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £22.83 £19.66
% change year-on-year -23.54% +16.11% -1.70%

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 720 670 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.34% 14.24% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 415 488
Scotland median daily rate £420 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £225
90th Percentile £538 £511 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 32
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -31.43% +72.84%
10th Percentile £15.70 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £44.35 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £26.00
% change year-on-year +10.09% -3.92% -5.45%

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 21 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 2019. 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
Glasgow -13 12 £219 -48.47% 1
Renfrewshire -6 11 £450 +34.33% 1
Edinburgh +2 6 £400 +14.29% 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (93.55%) Windows
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
4 18 (58.06%) PowerShell
4 18 (58.06%) Office 365
5 17 (54.84%) Windows Server
6 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (45.16%) SharePoint
8 13 (41.94%) Migration
8 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
10 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
10 11 (35.48%) Visual Studio
10 11 (35.48%) CSS
10 11 (35.48%) XML
10 11 (35.48%) XSLT
10 11 (35.48%) Workflow
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (35.48%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (35.48%) jQuery
10 11 (35.48%) InfoPath
10 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (35.48%) Nintex
10 11 (35.48%) High Availability
10 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (35.48%) Records Management
11 9 (29.03%) MCSA
11 9 (29.03%) MCP
11 9 (29.03%) SLA

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 14 (45.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (35.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (35.48%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
3 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
4 3 (9.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) InfoPath
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (58.06%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.45%) Yammer
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DHCP
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) VPN
2 5 (16.13%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
3 4 (12.90%) Skype
4 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) CSS
1 11 (35.48%) jQuery
1 11 (35.48%) XML
1 11 (35.48%) XSLT
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows Server
3 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
8 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 11 (35.48%) High Availability
2 11 (35.48%) Records Management
2 11 (35.48%) Workflow
3 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Server Management
8 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.45%) ITSM
8 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (6.45%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Storage Management
8 2 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) PowerShell
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (29.03%) MCP
2 9 (29.03%) MCSA
3 8 (25.81%) Degree
4 7 (22.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (22.58%) MCDST
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) ACDT
6 5 (16.13%) ACHDS
6 5 (16.13%) ACTC
6 5 (16.13%) MCSM
6 5 (16.13%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) CCA
7 4 (12.90%) CCEA
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (12.90%) MCITP
7 4 (12.90%) VCAP
7 4 (12.90%) VCP4
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) Nintex
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Apple
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) iManage
6 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.23%) Twitter