Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 170 111
Rank change year-on-year -5 -59 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 29 20 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.40% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 2.81% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 62
Scotland median daily rate £372 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.90% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £216 £221 £205
90th Percentile £435 £365 £399
UK median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Scotland median hourly rate £129.00 £25.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +403.41% -14.58% +42.86%
10th Percentile £124.50 £25.06 £17.60
90th Percentile £133.50 £26.69 £41.48
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% -16.67% +9.09%

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 824 713 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.53% 14.19% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 404 606
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £207 £206 £240
90th Percentile £538 £525 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 46 34
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £28.40 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.21% -20.56% +26.30%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.87 £11.95
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.52 £43.53
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.58% +0.96% +4.00%

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 November 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 21 November 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
Glasgow -9 13 £325 +18.18%
Renfrewshire -7 10 £411 +22.76%
Edinburgh -10 6 £338 +35.00% 3
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
3 19 (65.52%) Office 365
4 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
6 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (34.48%) MCSA
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (31.03%) Degree
9 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
9 9 (31.03%) Citrix
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
9 9 (31.03%) Records Management
10 8 (27.59%) Nintex
10 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (27.59%) IIS
10 8 (27.59%) .NET
10 8 (27.59%) C#
10 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
10 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
10 8 (27.59%) CSS
10 8 (27.59%) XML
10 8 (27.59%) XSLT
10 8 (27.59%) Workflow
10 8 (27.59%) SharePoint Server

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 13 (44.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (27.59%) IIS
2 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (27.59%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (20.69%) Skype for Business
4 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) InfoPath
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (65.52%) Office 365
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (6.90%) OneDrive
5 2 (6.90%) Yammer
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Skype
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) Unified Communications
2 4 (13.79%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.45%) Hudson
2 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Analyst
1 4 (13.79%) Consultant
1 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Support
3 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
1 8 (27.59%) CSS
1 8 (27.59%) jQuery
1 8 (27.59%) XML
1 8 (27.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) PDA
5 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
8 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.45%) AIX
9 1 (3.45%) VMS
9 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Records Management
2 8 (27.59%) High Availability
2 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Workflow
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.34%) Analytics
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Presales
5 3 (10.34%) Server Management
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.90%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Management
6 2 (6.90%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) PowerShell
2 8 (27.59%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (34.48%) MCSA
3 9 (31.03%) Degree
4 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (17.24%) MCITP
6 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) CCA
7 4 (13.79%) CCEA
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (13.79%) MCP
7 4 (13.79%) VCAP
7 4 (13.79%) VCP4
7 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (10.34%) ACDT
8 3 (10.34%) ACHDS
8 3 (10.34%) ACTC
8 3 (10.34%) MCDST
8 3 (10.34%) MCSM
8 3 (10.34%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) Nintex
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Apple
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) Lotus
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) iManage
7 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) Twitter
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas