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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 112 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 43 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 0.78% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 6
Median daily rate £320 £413 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% -2.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £369 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £444 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
753 516 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.67% 16.94% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 254 256
Median daily rate £330 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.12% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +34.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 31 £308 -25.45%
Glasgow - 6 £330 - 3
Edinburgh - 1 £245 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (97.18%) Microsoft
3 61 (85.92%) VMware
4 60 (84.51%) Active Directory
5 59 (83.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (74.65%) SQL
7 51 (71.83%) Hyper-V
8 50 (70.42%) Security Cleared
9 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
9 38 (53.52%) Windows XP
10 36 (50.70%) MCSE
10 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (50.70%) Change Management
10 36 (50.70%) Software Testing
11 35 (49.30%) MCTS
11 35 (49.30%) MCITP
11 35 (49.30%) Veritas
12 34 (47.89%) Intel Security
13 33 (46.48%) Netcool
13 33 (46.48%) Citrix
13 33 (46.48%) AIX
13 33 (46.48%) Clustering
13 33 (46.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (46.48%) SC Cleared
13 33 (46.48%) McAfee ePO
14 32 (45.07%) ISTQB
15 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
16 30 (42.25%) WinRunner
16 30 (42.25%) TestDirector

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 (25.35%) OpenStack
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (43.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) DHCP
1 20 (28.17%) DNS
2 19 (26.76%) SAN
3 10 (14.08%) SNMP
3 10 (14.08%) SSL
3 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) HP UFT
1 30 (42.25%) TestDirector
1 30 (42.25%) WinRunner
2 5 (7.04%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Analyst
1 25 (35.21%) Test Analyst
2 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 16 (22.54%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Tester
5 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Business Test Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 33 (46.48%) Clustering
2 26 (36.62%) PDA
3 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (83.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (53.52%) Windows 7
3 38 (53.52%) Windows XP
4 36 (50.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (46.48%) AIX
6 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (33.80%) Windows Server
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Change Management
1 36 (50.70%) Software Testing
2 30 (42.25%) Test Automation
2 30 (42.25%) Test Scripting
3 24 (33.80%) ITIL
4 10 (14.08%) Conflict Management
4 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
5 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.82%) High Availability
8 2 (2.82%) Records Management
8 2 (2.82%) Service Management
9 1 (1.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (74.65%) SQL
2 30 (42.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (70.42%) Security Cleared
3 36 (50.70%) MCSE
4 35 (49.30%) MCITP
4 35 (49.30%) MCTS
5 33 (46.48%) SC Cleared
6 32 (45.07%) ISTQB
7 20 (28.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.82%) MCP
10 1 (1.41%) CCNA
10 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 60 (84.51%) Active Directory
2 51 (71.83%) Hyper-V
3 33 (46.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (39.44%) VMware ESX
5 18 (25.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (46.48%) McAfee ePO
1 33 (46.48%) Netcool
2 30 (42.25%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (16.90%) SCCM
4 10 (14.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (14.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (97.18%) Microsoft
2 61 (85.92%) VMware
3 35 (49.30%) Veritas
4 34 (47.89%) Intel Security
5 33 (46.48%) Citrix
6 26 (36.62%) HP
7 10 (14.08%) Altiris