Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 95 83
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.36% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 1.53% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Glasgow median daily rate £330 - £255
10th Percentile £132 - £173
90th Percentile £380 - £375
Scotland median daily rate £368 £350 £275
% change year-on-year +5.14% +27.27% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £129.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £129.00 £25.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +416.00% -39.02% +107.59%

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 323 196 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.12% 14.98% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 100 118
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £200 £234 £218
90th Percentile £538 £464 £447
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +7.59% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -33.33% +36.66%
10th Percentile £14.60 £15.39 £33.10
90th Percentile £38.71 £32.16 £41.90
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -27.27% +40.31%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) Presales
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (50.00%) ACTC
3 3 (50.00%) ACHDS
3 3 (50.00%) ACDT
3 3 (50.00%) MCDST
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing

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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ACDT
2 3 (50.00%) ACHDS
2 3 (50.00%) ACTC
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) MCDST
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSM
2 3 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle