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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 94 90 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +30
Contract jobs citing MCSA 25 42 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 1.46% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 7.66% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 7
Median daily rate £275 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £256 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
490 548 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.80% 19.01% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 302 264
Median daily rate £330 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -14 17 £275 -10.20%
Glasgow +8 7 £198 -38.03%
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (89.58%) Windows
3 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 39 (81.25%) MCSE
5 32 (66.67%) Windows 7
6 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 29 (60.42%) Windows XP
8 27 (56.25%) MCTS
8 27 (56.25%) MCITP
9 26 (54.17%) SharePoint
10 25 (52.08%) SQL
10 25 (52.08%) Office 365
11 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (50.00%) Citrix
11 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
12 23 (47.92%) ISTQB
12 23 (47.92%) Change Management
13 22 (45.83%) Clustering
13 22 (45.83%) Hyper-V
13 22 (45.83%) McAfee ePO
13 22 (45.83%) Veritas
13 22 (45.83%) Netcool
13 22 (45.83%) Intel Security
13 22 (45.83%) AIX
14 21 (43.75%) StarTeam
14 21 (43.75%) Windows 10
15 20 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
15 20 (41.67%) MS Office

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 26 (54.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Office
2 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) SNMP
1 6 (12.50%) SSL
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) SAN
2 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.08%) ISDN
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
1 16 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) Clustering
2 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 43 (89.58%) Windows
2 32 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 29 (60.42%) Windows XP
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (45.83%) AIX
6 21 (43.75%) Windows 10
7 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
8 2 (4.17%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Change Management
1 23 (47.92%) Software Testing
2 20 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 19 (39.58%) Test Scripting
4 18 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.08%) Service Management
8 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (81.25%) MCSE
3 27 (56.25%) MCITP
3 27 (56.25%) MCTS
4 23 (47.92%) ISTQB
5 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
6 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 6 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (8.33%) A+ Certification
9 4 (8.33%) ACSA
9 4 (8.33%) CCENT
9 4 (8.33%) CCNA
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (45.83%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (45.83%) McAfee ePO
1 22 (45.83%) Netcool
2 9 (18.75%) SCCM
3 6 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (12.50%) PowerCLI
3 6 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (8.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.17%) SnapMirror
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) Citrix
3 22 (45.83%) Intel Security
3 22 (45.83%) Veritas
4 17 (35.42%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) Altiris
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Apple
6 4 (8.33%) Symantec
7 2 (4.17%) Avaya
7 2 (4.17%) Dell
7 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.17%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.17%) Sophos
7 2 (4.17%) Veeam
7 2 (4.17%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.08%) AppSense
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper