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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 104 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 22 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.97% 2.12% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 7
Median daily rate £275 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £235 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £438 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.17 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+36.54% -10.14%
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
443 471 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.79% 14.37% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 240 290
Median daily rate £325 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 -2 10 £275 -35.29% 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Glasgow +11 2 £290 +23.40% 2
Edinburgh - 2 £245 -
Aberdeen - 1 £155 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
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UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (98.36%) Windows
3 57 (93.44%) Microsoft
4 48 (78.69%) VMware
5 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
6 38 (62.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
8 34 (55.74%) SQL
9 32 (52.46%) Hyper-V
10 29 (47.54%) MS Excel
11 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
11 28 (45.90%) PowerShell
12 27 (44.26%) MCSE
13 26 (42.62%) MCITP
14 25 (40.98%) MCTS
14 25 (40.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (39.34%) SC Cleared
15 24 (39.34%) Windows XP
16 23 (37.70%) HP
17 22 (36.07%) Citrix
17 22 (36.07%) Change Management
17 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (36.07%) Software Testing
17 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
18 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
18 21 (34.43%) Veritas
18 21 (34.43%) Intel Security
19 20 (32.79%) Netcool
19 20 (32.79%) Clustering

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 11 (18.03%) OpenStack
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (47.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) SNMP
1 14 (22.95%) SSL
1 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
2 13 (21.31%) DHCP
2 13 (21.31%) DNS
3 12 (19.67%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) Internet
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) ISDN
5 1 (1.64%) Network Security
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) HP UFT
1 14 (22.95%) TestDirector
1 14 (22.95%) WinRunner
2 7 (11.48%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
1 14 (22.95%) Test Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Clustering
2 12 (19.67%) PDA
3 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (98.36%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
4 24 (39.34%) Windows XP
5 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
5 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (32.79%) AIX
7 8 (13.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Change Management
1 22 (36.07%) Software Testing
2 20 (32.79%) ITIL
3 19 (31.15%) Smoke Testing
3 19 (31.15%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Conflict Management
6 6 (9.84%) Risk Management
6 6 (9.84%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.28%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.28%) High Availability
8 2 (3.28%) Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Records Management
8 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Service Management
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) SQL
2 28 (45.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
3 27 (44.26%) MCSE
4 26 (42.62%) MCITP
5 25 (40.98%) MCTS
6 24 (39.34%) SC Cleared
7 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
8 19 (31.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (8.20%) CCNA
9 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
10 4 (6.56%) A+ Certification
10 4 (6.56%) ACSA
10 4 (6.56%) CCENT
10 4 (6.56%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (3.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 32 (52.46%) Hyper-V
3 25 (40.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (21.31%) VMware ESX
5 12 (19.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (32.79%) McAfee ePO
1 20 (32.79%) Netcool
2 18 (29.51%) SCCM
3 14 (22.95%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (22.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (22.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (6.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (93.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (78.69%) VMware
3 23 (37.70%) HP
4 22 (36.07%) Citrix
5 21 (34.43%) Intel Security
5 21 (34.43%) Veritas
6 14 (22.95%) Altiris
7 4 (6.56%) Apple
7 4 (6.56%) Cisco
7 4 (6.56%) Symantec
8 2 (3.28%) Sophos
9 1 (1.64%) Juniper
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