The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Glasgow region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 66 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.37% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 4.81% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £317 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +17.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
186 104 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.05% 13.25% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 46
Average daily rate £360 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.28 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 25 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) X.500
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) COM
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) LDAP
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) HND
5 1 (20.00%) VPN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) X.500
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) HND
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco