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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 34 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 33 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.66% 5.66% 3.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.41% 8.22% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 3
Median daily rate £295 £341 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.55% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £328 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £288 £150
% change year-on-year
+16.95% +91.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +6.45%
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
317 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.20% 68.87% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 52 64
Median daily rate £321 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.95% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -11 33 £295 -13.55%
MCSA
Scotland

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (96.36%) VMware
3 50 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
5 46 (83.64%) SQL
6 45 (81.82%) Hyper-V
7 39 (70.91%) Security Cleared
8 34 (61.82%) Test Automation
8 34 (61.82%) Windows 7
8 34 (61.82%) HP Quality Center
8 34 (61.82%) Software Testing
8 34 (61.82%) MCTS
8 34 (61.82%) MCITP
8 34 (61.82%) Windows XP
8 34 (61.82%) MCSE
8 34 (61.82%) WinRunner
8 34 (61.82%) TestDirector
8 34 (61.82%) HP UFT
8 34 (61.82%) Veritas
8 34 (61.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (61.82%) Change Management
9 32 (58.18%) Intel Security
9 32 (58.18%) Netcool
9 32 (58.18%) Citrix
9 32 (58.18%) AIX
9 32 (58.18%) VMware ESX
9 32 (58.18%) Clustering
9 32 (58.18%) 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 13 (23.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DHCP
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) SNMP
3 5 (9.09%) SSL
3 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (61.82%) HP UFT
1 34 (61.82%) TestDirector
1 34 (61.82%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
1 23 (41.82%) Test Analyst
2 20 (36.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (36.36%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Technical Tester
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 32 (58.18%) Clustering
2 30 (54.55%) PDA
3 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (61.82%) Windows 7
3 34 (61.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (61.82%) Windows XP
4 32 (58.18%) AIX
5 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
6 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Change Management
1 34 (61.82%) Software Testing
1 34 (61.82%) Test Automation
2 29 (52.73%) Test Scripting
3 16 (29.09%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Conflict Management
4 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.64%) High Availability
6 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.64%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (83.64%) SQL
2 19 (34.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (70.91%) Security Cleared
3 34 (61.82%) MCITP
3 34 (61.82%) MCSE
3 34 (61.82%) MCTS
4 29 (52.73%) ISTQB
5 26 (47.27%) SC Cleared
6 14 (25.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
2 45 (81.82%) Hyper-V
3 32 (58.18%) VMware ESX
4 26 (47.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (23.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (61.82%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (58.18%) McAfee ePO
2 32 (58.18%) Netcool
3 5 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 5 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (96.36%) VMware
3 34 (61.82%) Veritas
4 32 (58.18%) Citrix
4 32 (58.18%) Intel Security
5 15 (27.27%) HP
6 5 (9.09%) Altiris