Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 8 December 2019 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
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 100 93
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.61% 0.89% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 4.67% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 3
Glasgow median daily rate £366 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -26.47% +46.55%
10th Percentile £315 £137 £293
90th Percentile £425 £370 £438
Scotland median daily rate £375 £349 £340
% change year-on-year +7.45% +2.80% +15.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £42.50 £129.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £73.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year -41.78% +184.88% -14.58%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 238 321 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 18.29% 19.03% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 192 110
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £200 £236
90th Percentile £575 £538 £464
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -26.21% -31.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £14.65 £15.66
90th Percentile £32.20 £38.27 £34.05
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% -9.09% -23.61%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Glasgow

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Glasgow

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
2 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (75.00%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (50.00%) Azure
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (37.50%) GitHub
6 3 (37.50%) AWS
6 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) AIX
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 3 (37.50%) Netcool
6 3 (37.50%) McAfee
6 3 (37.50%) Veritas
6 3 (37.50%) Change Management
6 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (37.50%) JIRA
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) Azure
3 3 (37.50%) AWS
3 3 (37.50%) GitHub
4 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) MCITP
3 3 (37.50%) MCTS
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (37.50%) Netcool
3 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco