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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 54 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.67% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 0.89% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £273 £250
% change year-on-year
+17.43% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £12.69
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +10.32%
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
138 112 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.45% 19.11% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 37 72
Average daily rate £350 £319 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -20.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015, 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%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) PDA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) WinRunner
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Netcool
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) WinRunner
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PDA
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
2 2 (33.33%) McAfee
2 2 (33.33%) VMware