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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank - 55 57
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow - 0.18% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.81% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £285 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.96 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -41.12% +164.40%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow.

Academic & Professional Certification
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 123 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 14.04% 21.62% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 88
Median daily rate £333 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.20% -6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £100 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £26.70 - £31.70
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 - £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) WSUS
5 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

MCSA
Top Related 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 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SnapMirror
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
3 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat