The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +50.00%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
87 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.69% 9.77% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 22
Average daily rate £370 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £208 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Intel
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) VCP5
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) VCP5
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Intel