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 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 1.00% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 5.49% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 17
Median daily rate £235 £335 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £285 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £437 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +69.04%

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
275 474 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.71% 18.30% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 232 259
Median daily rate £338 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.79% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.75 £16.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £15.25 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.14 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +5 4 £200 -35.74%
Renfrewshire -4 1 £270 -25.25%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 25 (86.21%) Windows
3 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
4 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
5 19 (65.52%) Windows XP
6 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
6 18 (62.07%) Office 365
7 17 (58.62%) SQL
8 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (55.17%) MCTS
8 16 (55.17%) MCITP
9 15 (51.72%) Citrix
9 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (48.28%) Netcool
10 14 (48.28%) Intel Security
10 14 (48.28%) Change Management
10 14 (48.28%) Clustering
10 14 (48.28%) Veritas
10 14 (48.28%) MS Office
10 14 (48.28%) AIX
10 14 (48.28%) StarTeam
10 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
10 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
10 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
10 14 (48.28%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
10 14 (48.28%) Server Virtualisation

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 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Tester
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Clustering
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
3 19 (65.52%) Windows XP
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (48.28%) AIX
6 14 (48.28%) Windows 10
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
8 2 (6.90%) Linux
9 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Change Management
1 14 (48.28%) Server Virtualisation
1 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
2 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 11 (37.93%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 16 (55.17%) MCITP
3 16 (55.17%) MCTS
4 14 (48.28%) ISTQB
5 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.45%) ACSA
8 1 (3.45%) CCENT
8 1 (3.45%) CCNA
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (48.28%) Netcool
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SnapMirror
2 2 (6.90%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 14 (48.28%) Intel Security
3 14 (48.28%) Veritas
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.90%) Veeam
6 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) Altiris
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec