Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 95 124
Rank change year-on-year +48 +29 -24
Contract jobs citing MCSA 15 12 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.77% 0.86% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.72% 4.43% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Median daily rate £425 £263 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -28.67% -
10th Percentile £368 £147 £325
90th Percentile £450 £419 £384
Scotland median daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +21.43% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year -62.77% - -

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 128 271 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 23.66% 19.33% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 148 185
Median daily rate £430 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% -0.66%
10th Percentile £244 £268 £209
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £430 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +47.37% -24.00%
10th Percentile £17.75 £12.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £36.63 £41.50 £32.48
Median hourly rate £40.38 £32.50 £20.37
% change year-on-year +24.23% +59.59% -34.15%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for MCSA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) SCCM
2 14 (93.33%) Office 365
3 13 (86.67%) OneDrive
3 13 (86.67%) SharePoint
3 13 (86.67%) IBM Domino
3 13 (86.67%) Power Platform
3 13 (86.67%) PowerApps
4 12 (80.00%) ITIL
4 12 (80.00%) IBM Notes
4 12 (80.00%) IBM
4 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (80.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (80.00%) Change Management
4 12 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (80.00%) Azure
4 12 (80.00%) Release Management
5 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (73.33%) Analytical Thinking
5 11 (73.33%) Critical Thinking
6 7 (46.67%) Time Management
7 6 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
8 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) E-Discovery
9 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Freedom of Information

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 13 (86.67%) IBM Domino
1 13 (86.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (80.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (93.33%) Office 365
2 13 (86.67%) OneDrive
2 13 (86.67%) Power Platform
2 13 (86.67%) PowerApps
3 12 (80.00%) Azure
3 12 (80.00%) Azure Active Directory
General
1 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
2 1 (6.67%) Italian Language
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Russian Language
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Administrator
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Administrator
2 11 (73.33%) Office 365 Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Exchange Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) SUSE
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Change Management
1 12 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
1 12 (80.00%) Release Management
2 11 (73.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 11 (73.33%) Critical Thinking
3 7 (46.67%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) E-Discovery
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Case Management
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) RHCA
5 1 (6.67%) RHCE
5 1 (6.67%) RHCSA
5 1 (6.67%) VCP6
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (93.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware