The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 66 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.47% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 1.62% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £338 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
141 185 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.45% 22.59% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 52
Average daily rate £325 £374 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £27.44 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £9.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £18.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Glasgow region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Glasgow region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) PDA
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) MCTS
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 3 (33.33%) MCSA
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
5 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
5 3 (33.33%) HP UFT

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
1 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) WinRunner
1 3 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) PDA
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Application Discovery
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) MCSA
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) CCEE
6 1 (11.11%) CCIA
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (22.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) HP