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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 22 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.09% 2.59% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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
77 102 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 79.38% 87.93% 98.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 77 58
Average daily rate £345 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £245 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £382 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +2 3 £345 -8.73%
MCSA
Scotland

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MCITP
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
6 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (50.00%) Clustering
6 7 (50.00%) PDA
6 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (50.00%) Citrix
6 7 (50.00%) Change Management
6 7 (50.00%) WinRunner
6 7 (50.00%) TestDirector
6 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (50.00%) Veritas
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (50.00%) Netcool
6 7 (50.00%) McAfee
6 7 (50.00%) AIX
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (50.00%) Software Testing

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 7 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) XML
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
1 7 (50.00%) PDA
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) AIX
4 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MCITP
3 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 7 (50.00%) MCTS
4 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Netcool
1 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) Veritas
3 7 (50.00%) McAfee
4 3 (21.43%) HP