Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 107 96
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.69% 0.47% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 2.49% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Glasgow median daily rate £325 £138 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.51% - -
Scotland median daily rate £350 £305 £338
% change year-on-year +14.75% -9.63% +22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £42.50 £129.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.75 £129.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year -65.31% +403.41% +31.41%

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 238 321 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 18.29% 19.03% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 192 110
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £200 £236
90th Percentile £575 £538 £464
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 14
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -26.21% -31.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £14.65 £15.66
90th Percentile £32.20 £38.27 £34.05
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% -9.09% -23.61%

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 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 8 December 2019, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Azure
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Netcool
6 3 (33.33%) McAfee
6 3 (33.33%) Veritas
6 3 (33.33%) AIX
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Change Management
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) StarTeam
6 3 (33.33%) ISTQB

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) Azure
3 3 (33.33%) AWS
3 3 (33.33%) GitHub
4 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (22.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Email Filtering
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VCAP
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (33.33%) Netcool
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 2 (22.22%) CommVault
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Isilon
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat