Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 111 132
Rank change year-on-year -58 +21 +23
Contract jobs citing MCSE 20 74 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 1.71% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 7.55% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 62 39
Scotland median daily rate £335 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% - -14.29%
10th Percentile £221 £205 £160
90th Percentile £365 £399 £383
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +42.86% +33.16%
10th Percentile £25.06 £17.60 £16.75
90th Percentile £26.69 £41.48 £28.26
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.92 £18.71
% change year-on-year -18.72% +11.79% -1.44%

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 695 980 991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.58% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 607 521
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £215
90th Percentile £524 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 29
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +30.28% +50.36%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -5 10 £250 +2.04% 1
Renfrewshire +4 5 £335 +5.51%
Glasgow -12 3 £275 -5.17% 2
North Lanarkshire -3 2 - -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (55.00%) Office 365
7 10 (50.00%) MCSA
8 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (45.00%) Migration
8 9 (45.00%) VMware
9 8 (40.00%) ITIL
9 8 (40.00%) .NET
9 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (35.00%) Degree
10 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (35.00%) jQuery
10 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (35.00%) Nintex
10 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (35.00%) IIS
10 7 (35.00%) C#
10 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
10 7 (35.00%) CSS
10 7 (35.00%) XML
10 7 (35.00%) XSLT

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 7 (35.00%) IIS
1 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 7 (35.00%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Mimecast
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) Skype
3 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) CSS
2 7 (35.00%) jQuery
2 7 (35.00%) XML
2 7 (35.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 7 (35.00%) Records Management
3 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Workflow
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
5 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCSA
3 7 (35.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) MCP
6 3 (15.00%) MCTS
7 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
7 2 (10.00%) ACSA
7 2 (10.00%) CCENT
7 2 (10.00%) MCITP
7 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (10.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Nintex
4 6 (30.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Lotus
6 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) Google
7 2 (10.00%) Juniper
7 2 (10.00%) Meru Networks
7 2 (10.00%) Sophos
7 2 (10.00%) Veeam
7 2 (10.00%) Veritas
8 1 (5.00%) Altiris