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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 62 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.79% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 1.56% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £135 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% -62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
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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
172 128 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.39% 18.47% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 66 92
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £14.50 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.62% +39.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £18.00 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) MCITP
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
8 4 (28.57%) PDA
8 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (28.57%) WinRunner
8 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
8 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (28.57%) Veritas
8 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (28.57%) AIX
8 4 (28.57%) MCSA
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) Netcool

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) WinRunner
1 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
1 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PDA
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCITP
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (28.57%) MCSA
5 4 (28.57%) MCTS
6 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) CCNP
7 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (28.57%) Netcool
3 2 (14.29%) Nessus
3 2 (14.29%) Nmap
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Veritas
4 4 (28.57%) McAfee
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Altiris