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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 104 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 40 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 2.78% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 6
Median daily rate £295 £308 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £359 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £260 £170
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+104.16% +16.12%
MCSA
UK

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
741 504 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.78% 16.62% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 253 231
Median daily rate £330 £345 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 24
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £47.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Renfrewshire -10 32 £295 -15.10% 1
Glasgow +6 4 £335 +8.94% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £190 -
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UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 66 (100.00%) Windows
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (93.94%) VMware
3 58 (87.88%) Active Directory
4 57 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (78.79%) SQL
6 51 (77.27%) Hyper-V
7 46 (69.70%) Security Cleared
8 40 (60.61%) Windows 7
8 40 (60.61%) Windows XP
9 38 (57.58%) MCSE
9 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (57.58%) WinRunner
9 38 (57.58%) TestDirector
9 38 (57.58%) HP UFT
9 38 (57.58%) HP Quality Center
9 38 (57.58%) Test Automation
9 38 (57.58%) Software Testing
9 38 (57.58%) MCTS
9 38 (57.58%) MCITP
9 38 (57.58%) Change Management
10 37 (56.06%) Veritas
10 37 (56.06%) Intel Security
11 35 (53.03%) Netcool
11 35 (53.03%) AIX
11 35 (53.03%) Citrix
11 35 (53.03%) VMware ESX
11 35 (53.03%) Clustering
11 35 (53.03%) McAfee ePO

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 16 (24.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (40.91%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DHCP
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
2 16 (24.24%) SAN
3 7 (10.61%) SNMP
3 7 (10.61%) SSL
3 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (57.58%) HP UFT
1 38 (57.58%) TestDirector
1 38 (57.58%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
1 26 (39.39%) Test Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Tester
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Desktop Technician
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (1.52%) Active Directory Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (53.03%) Clustering
2 32 (48.48%) PDA
3 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (86.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (60.61%) Windows 7
3 40 (60.61%) Windows XP
4 38 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (53.03%) AIX
6 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Change Management
1 38 (57.58%) Software Testing
1 38 (57.58%) Test Automation
2 32 (48.48%) Test Scripting
3 21 (31.82%) ITIL
4 9 (13.64%) Conflict Management
4 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.55%) Records Management
7 2 (3.03%) High Availability
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (78.79%) SQL
2 24 (36.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (69.70%) Security Cleared
3 38 (57.58%) MCITP
3 38 (57.58%) MCSE
3 38 (57.58%) MCTS
4 32 (48.48%) ISTQB
5 30 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 17 (25.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) MCP
9 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 58 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 51 (77.27%) Hyper-V
3 35 (53.03%) VMware ESX
4 31 (46.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (24.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (57.58%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (53.03%) McAfee ePO
2 35 (53.03%) Netcool
3 9 (13.64%) SCCM
4 7 (10.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (10.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 62 (93.94%) VMware
3 37 (56.06%) Intel Security
3 37 (56.06%) Veritas
4 35 (53.03%) Citrix
5 20 (30.30%) HP
6 7 (10.61%) Altiris
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