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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 65 69
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.26% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.29% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
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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
152 155 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.95% 20.26% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 81
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
Average hourly rate £27.44 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.24% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.40 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCITP
2 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) MCTS
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) AIX
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) WinRunner
5 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
5 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
5 4 (36.36%) Veritas
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) Netcool
5 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 4 (36.36%) PDA
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) VMware

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) WinRunner
1 4 (36.36%) TestDirector
1 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCITP
2 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) MCTS
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Netcool
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Veritas
2 4 (36.36%) McAfee
2 4 (36.36%) VMware