The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 48 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 1.68% 5.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 7.84% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate
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£185 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.52% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £253 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £273 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £251 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
101 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.77% 21.43% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 33
Average daily rate £300 £291 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -58.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -4 4 £185 -26.00% 1
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Intel
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Intel