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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 68 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.51% 0.61% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 4.71% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
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£233 £253 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% +1.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £352 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +14.28%
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Scotland

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
152 85 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.44% 12.88% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 65
Average daily rate £350 £320 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.90 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) X.500
5 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) COM
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) PDA
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (16.67%) PlateSpin
6 1 (16.67%) CMDB
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) MCTS
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) X.500
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
1 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) COM
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) PlateSpin
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee