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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 58 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.33% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 1.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £290 £235 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -30.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.17 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+36.54% -10.14%
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
109 134 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.17% 15.35% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 64
Median daily rate £325 £300 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +178.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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
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 29 August 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365

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 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris