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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 46 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.00% 0.60% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 2.94% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £193 £344 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +11.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +113.28%

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
83 136 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.63% 20.36% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 66 62
Median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.89 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.84% +109.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) MCITP
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (25.00%) StarTeam
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (25.00%) WSUS
6 2 (25.00%) WatchGuard
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) Netcool
1 2 (25.00%) SnapMirror
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (25.00%) Veritas
3 2 (25.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat