Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 169 162
Rank change year-on-year +29 -7 -47
Contract jobs citing MCSE 30 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.76% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.75% 3.91% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 12
Scotland median daily rate £375 £368 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +8.39% +15.08%
10th Percentile £313 £138 £268
90th Percentile £575 £435 £434
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Scotland median hourly rate £44.75 £73.00 £25.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.70% +184.88% -14.58%
10th Percentile £39.33 £27.30 £25.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £121.90 £26.69
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £17.46 £18.55
% change year-on-year +37.50% -5.92% -11.65%

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 631 792 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.06% 15.18% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 464 419
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +6.62%
10th Percentile £192 £208 £210
90th Percentile £575 £530 £503
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 35
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% -5.45% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.10 £11.85
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.90 £46.30
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.60
% change year-on-year +32.08% +3.54% -1.08%

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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
Renfrewshire +9 12 £325 -21.69% 1
Edinburgh +35 8 £375 +11.11% 1
Glasgow +15 8 £366 +17.20% 3
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) Windows
3 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (76.67%) Office 365
4 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 21 (70.00%) MCSA
5 21 (70.00%) Azure
6 20 (66.67%) AWS
7 19 (63.33%) SCCM
7 19 (63.33%) Windows 10
8 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
9 17 (56.67%) SQL
10 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
10 16 (53.33%) SharePoint
10 16 (53.33%) Citrix
11 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
11 15 (50.00%) AIX
11 15 (50.00%) Veritas
11 15 (50.00%) Netcool
11 15 (50.00%) McAfee
11 15 (50.00%) Change Management
11 15 (50.00%) Clustering
11 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (50.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (50.00%) MCTS
11 15 (50.00%) MCITP
11 15 (50.00%) StarTeam
11 15 (50.00%) ISTQB

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 16 (53.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (76.67%) Office 365
2 21 (70.00%) Azure
3 20 (66.67%) AWS
4 15 (50.00%) GitHub
5 6 (20.00%) OneDrive
6 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (10.00%) PaaS
6 3 (10.00%) SaaS
7 2 (6.67%) GCP
7 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) Skype
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) JIRA
1 15 (50.00%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Server Engineer
1 9 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Build Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Clustering
2 6 (20.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows 10
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (50.00%) AIX
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (50.00%) Change Management
1 15 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 14 (46.67%) Scrum
2 14 (46.67%) Smoke Testing
2 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Server Building
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) MCSA
3 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 15 (50.00%) MCITP
4 15 (50.00%) MCTS
5 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) CCNA
9 3 (10.00%) CCIE
9 3 (10.00%) CCNP
10 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 2 (6.67%) CISSP
10 2 (6.67%) MCP
11 1 (3.33%) Degree
11 1 (3.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 15 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (63.33%) SCCM
2 15 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (50.00%) Netcool
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.67%) Graylog
4 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) Citrix
3 15 (50.00%) McAfee
3 15 (50.00%) Veritas
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Qualys
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle