The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 33 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 7.11% 8.85% 4.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 15.38% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 7
Median daily rate £278 £310 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% -10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £299 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £288 £341
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -15.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.97%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
216 65 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 85.38% 57.52% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 50 115
Median daily rate £325 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -69.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Renfrewshire region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Renfrewshire region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -15 18 £278 -10.48%
MCSA
Scotland

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 46 (95.83%) Microsoft
3 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (62.50%) VMware
5 30 (62.50%) Security Cleared
6 26 (54.17%) SQL
7 25 (52.08%) Hyper-V
8 24 (50.00%) MCSE
8 24 (50.00%) Windows XP
9 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
10 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
11 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (41.67%) PowerCLI
12 20 (41.67%) PowerShell
12 20 (41.67%) Software Testing
12 20 (41.67%) MCITP
12 20 (41.67%) Change Management
12 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (39.58%) MCTS
14 18 (37.50%) ISTQB
14 18 (37.50%) Veritas
14 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
15 17 (35.42%) AIX
15 17 (35.42%) Citrix
15 17 (35.42%) Netcool
15 17 (35.42%) Intel Security
15 17 (35.42%) Clustering
15 17 (35.42%) McAfee ePO

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 14 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.58%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) SNMP
1 12 (25.00%) SSL
1 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.75%) DHCP
2 9 (18.75%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) StarTeam
2 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 8 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 8 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
1 14 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Business Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Clustering
2 7 (14.58%) PDA
3 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
5 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (35.42%) AIX
8 14 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Change Management
1 20 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Smoke Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 12 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.83%) Server Virtualisation
4 10 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Conflict Management
6 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.17%) High Availability
7 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.08%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) SQL
2 20 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 24 (50.00%) MCSE
4 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
5 20 (41.67%) MCITP
6 19 (39.58%) MCTS
7 18 (37.50%) ISTQB
8 10 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (52.08%) Hyper-V
3 14 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.67%) vSphere
5 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) PowerCLI
2 17 (35.42%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (35.42%) Netcool
3 12 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (25.00%) SCCM
3 12 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (62.50%) VMware
3 18 (37.50%) Veritas
4 17 (35.42%) Citrix
4 17 (35.42%) Intel Security
5 16 (33.33%) HP
6 12 (25.00%) Altiris
7 1 (2.08%) AppSense