The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.14% 0.65% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 4.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -34.73%
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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
122 87 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.50% 14.10% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 71
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £230 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £9.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.89% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £9.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCSA 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 MCSA.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCSA 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 MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware