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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.13% 0.48% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+26.35% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -25.96%
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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
136 87 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.06% 13.81% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 63
Average daily rate £350 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +21.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.90 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Netcool
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee