The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 122 112 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 2.08% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Average daily rate £335 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
489 385 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.45% 16.43% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 223 176
Average daily rate £327 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.89 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSA
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 1 £135 -22.85%
Edinburgh -27 1 £135 - 2
Aberdeen - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Netcool
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) PDA
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
3 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
1 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PDA
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) MCTS
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (60.00%) Netcool
1 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas