Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 145 113
Rank change year-on-year -7 -32 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 46 20 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 0.55% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 3.40% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 57
Scotland median daily rate £415 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.91% -11.29% -11.43%
10th Percentile £258 £190 £200
90th Percentile £488 £373 £436
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK median hourly rate £17.51 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.05% -8.75% +14.29%

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 810 589 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.24% 16.31% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 386 628
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £230
90th Percentile £500 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 32
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.10% +18.60% +27.43%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.17 £42.45
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +5.26% +42.50%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +1 25 £420 +52.73% 2
Glasgow -17 9 £425 +112.50% 2
Edinburgh -17 8 £338 - 1
Dundee - 1 £325 -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
West Lothian - 1 £100 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
4 29 (63.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (54.35%) Office 365
7 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
9 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
9 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
9 21 (45.65%) High Availability
9 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
10 20 (43.48%) SharePoint
10 20 (43.48%) Migration
10 20 (43.48%) Records Management
11 19 (41.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 19 (41.30%) jQuery
11 19 (41.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (41.30%) Nintex
11 19 (41.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (41.30%) Workflow
11 19 (41.30%) InfoPath
11 19 (41.30%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (41.30%) Degree
11 19 (41.30%) IIS
11 19 (41.30%) Visual Studio
11 19 (41.30%) C#
11 19 (41.30%) JavaScript

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 20 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 19 (41.30%) IIS
2 19 (41.30%) SharePoint 2010
2 19 (41.30%) SharePoint 2013
2 19 (41.30%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.52%) IBM Domino
4 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (41.30%) InfoPath
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (54.35%) Office 365
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 3 (6.52%) Kerberos
2 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) X.500
3 2 (4.35%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) Skype
3 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (41.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (13.04%) HP UFT
2 6 (13.04%) TestDirector
2 6 (13.04%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (4.35%) Law
1 2 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) SharePoint Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Design Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support
7 2 (4.35%) IT Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) .NET
1 19 (41.30%) CSS
1 19 (41.30%) jQuery
1 19 (41.30%) XML
1 19 (41.30%) XSLT
2 3 (6.52%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) PDA
3 4 (8.70%) PKI
4 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.52%) Replication
5 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) AS400
6 1 (2.17%) BYOD
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Tandem
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 29 (63.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (30.43%) Windows 7
7 8 (17.39%) Windows 10
8 6 (13.04%) AIX
8 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Android
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.17%) HPUX
10 1 (2.17%) Linux
10 1 (2.17%) Unix
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) High Availability
2 20 (43.48%) Migration
2 20 (43.48%) Records Management
3 19 (41.30%) Workflow
4 8 (17.39%) Change Management
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.52%) Identity Management
9 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
10 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.17%) Digital Transformation Strategy
11 1 (2.17%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
2 19 (41.30%) C#
2 19 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (41.30%) Degree
5 16 (34.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (26.09%) MCSA
7 7 (15.22%) MCTS
8 6 (13.04%) MCITP
8 6 (13.04%) MCP
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 5 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
11 2 (4.35%) CCNA
11 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
12 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (13.04%) Netcool
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.17%) MaaS360
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) Nintex
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 13 (28.26%) Citrix
5 7 (15.22%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) Veritas
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) EMC
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 3 (6.52%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (4.35%) Ivanti
8 2 (4.35%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) IBM
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow