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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.45% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 2.93% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £228 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +9.67%
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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
559 375 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.11% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 191 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -12 1 £338 +22.72% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Stirling - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Change Management
3 9 (52.94%) MCITP
4 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) MCSE
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) Veritas
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 6 (35.29%) Clustering
7 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
7 5 (29.41%) PDA
7 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 5 (29.41%) MCTS
7 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 5 (29.41%) CMDB
7 5 (29.41%) GIAC
7 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) WinRunner
1 5 (29.41%) TestDirector
1 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Clustering
2 5 (29.41%) PDA
2 5 (29.41%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) High Availability
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VBScript
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCITP
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) MCSE
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 5 (29.41%) MCTS
5 5 (29.41%) GIAC
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) CISSP
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (29.41%) Netcool
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Veritas
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) McAfee
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) HP
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