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 29 June 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland > Glasgow
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 63 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.45% 0.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Glasgow median daily rate - £330 -
Scotland median daily rate £258 £295 £413
% change year-on-year -12.71% -28.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year -66.66% -  

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 91 156 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 13.66% 21.91% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 214 127
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £210 £219 £202
90th Percentile £524 £415 £465
Scotland median daily rate £369 £330 £335
% change year-on-year +11.81% -1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 18
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.30% +56.70%  
10th Percentile £12.99 £43.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £41.00 £43.00 £38.70
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  

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 29 June 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VSAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) CentOS
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Altiris
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam