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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.60% 0.68% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 3.47% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £335 £308 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +127.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £285 £160
% change year-on-year
+18.85% +78.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +8.19%
MCSA
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
163 173 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.36% 19.57% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 86 66
Average daily rate £356 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £219 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 2
Average hourly rate - £31.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
4 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) MCTS
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (50.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool
3 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris