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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 31 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 17 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.25% 13.95% 3.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.55% 18.46% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 5
Median daily rate £275 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
178 130 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 86.41% 75.58% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 104 102
Median daily rate £328 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -12 17 £275 -10.20%
MCSA
Scotland

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 22 (78.57%) Windows XP
3 22 (78.57%) MCSE
4 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
5 19 (67.86%) SharePoint
6 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (60.71%) ISTQB
7 17 (60.71%) Change Management
7 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
7 17 (60.71%) MCTS
7 17 (60.71%) MCITP
7 17 (60.71%) Office 365
7 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (57.14%) Clustering
8 16 (57.14%) Hyper-V
8 16 (57.14%) Citrix
8 16 (57.14%) Veritas
8 16 (57.14%) Netcool
8 16 (57.14%) Intel Security
8 16 (57.14%) AIX
8 16 (57.14%) SQL
9 15 (53.57%) StarTeam
9 15 (53.57%) Windows 10
10 14 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
10 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared

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 19 (67.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) SNMP
1 5 (17.86%) SSL
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) StarTeam
2 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.57%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Windows XP
3 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (57.14%) AIX
7 15 (53.57%) Windows 10
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Change Management
1 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 12 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) MCSE
3 17 (60.71%) ISTQB
3 17 (60.71%) MCITP
3 17 (60.71%) MCTS
4 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (57.14%) Netcool
2 5 (17.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (14.29%) PowerCLI
4 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) Citrix
2 16 (57.14%) Intel Security
2 16 (57.14%) Veritas
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Altiris
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) AppSense