The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 122 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 2.05% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Average daily rate
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£335 £357 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +90.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £135 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £428 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £210 £226
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.87%
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%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Renfrewshire 0 3 £345 -8.73%
Glasgow -6 2 £210 +20.00% 1
Aberdeen +1 1 £375 -11.76%
Edinburgh -1 1 £225 +66.66%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (87.88%) MCITP
3 21 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 18 (54.55%) VMware
5 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
6 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
7 15 (45.45%) Citrix
7 15 (45.45%) AIX
7 15 (45.45%) MCSE
7 15 (45.45%) SQL
7 15 (45.45%) McAfee
7 15 (45.45%) WinRunner
7 15 (45.45%) TestDirector
7 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (45.45%) Veritas
7 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 15 (45.45%) MCTS
7 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
7 15 (45.45%) Clustering
7 15 (45.45%) Change Management
7 15 (45.45%) PDA
7 15 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) WinRunner
1 15 (45.45%) TestDirector
1 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (3.03%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
1 8 (24.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Clustering
1 15 (45.45%) PDA
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (51.52%) Windows XP
4 15 (45.45%) AIX
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
1 15 (45.45%) Change Management
1 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Validation
4 7 (21.21%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (21.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) MCITP
3 21 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 15 (45.45%) MCSE
4 15 (45.45%) MCTS
5 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) MCP
8 1 (3.03%) CCNA
8 1 (3.03%) CISSP
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.03%) SSCP
8 1 (3.03%) CISM
8 1 (3.03%) ISSMP
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) VMware ESX
2 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
1 15 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (42.42%) Netcool
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) McAfee
3 15 (45.45%) Veritas
4 5 (15.15%) HP