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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 4.79% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£348 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +9.67%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
130 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 77.84% 66.67% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 21 12
Average daily rate £347 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £325 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Clustering
3 5 (62.50%) Veritas
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Netcool
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 4 (50.00%) TestDirector
4 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
4 4 (50.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) PDA
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 4 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 4 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
2 4 (50.00%) PDA
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Netcool
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Veritas
3 4 (50.00%) McAfee
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) HP