The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 > Renfrewshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 36 23
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 9.68% 6.86% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 8.93% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 4
Renfrewshire median daily rate £254 £308 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.47% -25.45%  
10th Percentile £251 £256 £369
90th Percentile £258 £392 £446
Scotland median daily rate £258 £295 £413
% change year-on-year -12.71% -28.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23 347 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 74.19% 76.77% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 663 154
Renfrewshire median daily rate £315 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -5.10%  
10th Percentile £234 £235 £258
90th Percentile £444 £440 £446
Scotland median daily rate £369 £330 £335
% change year-on-year +11.81% -1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 95 6
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Renfrewshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +25 3 £254 -17.47%
MCSA
Scotland

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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Veritas
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) StarTeam
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) McAfee
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Veritas