The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
MCSA
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
508 710 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.49% 28.41% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 299 243
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 6 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough - 4 £275 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (40.00%) LAN
7 4 (40.00%) MCP
7 4 (40.00%) Linux
7 4 (40.00%) Citrix
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) SCCM
7 4 (40.00%) MCITP
8 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (30.00%) XenApp
8 3 (30.00%) Lync
8 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) WAN
8 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 3 (30.00%) SLA
8 3 (30.00%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (30.00%) Lync
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CCM
1 1 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
2 1 (10.00%) PC Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 4 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MOS
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) Samba
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Brocade
6 2 (20.00%) ProCurve
6 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (20.00%) McAfee
7 1 (10.00%) BT
7 1 (10.00%) Dell
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) CA
7 1 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec