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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 113 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.074% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £404 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
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
605 716 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.81% 26.40% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 297 278
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £90.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading - 4 £350 - 6
Maidenhead - 2 £514 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
5 8 (66.67%) Linux
5 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco
7 6 (50.00%) ITIL
7 6 (50.00%) LAN
7 6 (50.00%) WAN
7 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (50.00%) vSphere
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (41.67%) Migration
8 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
8 5 (41.67%) SCCM
8 5 (41.67%) SCOM
8 5 (41.67%) HP
8 5 (41.67%) CCNA
8 5 (41.67%) MCP
8 5 (41.67%) SQL
8 5 (41.67%) Oracle
8 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (33.33%) Middleware
9 4 (33.33%) Hitachi
9 4 (33.33%) Red Hat

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CCM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (8.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
1 5 (41.67%) SCOM
2 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Intune
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) vRealize
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) Hitachi
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) Intel
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) RightScale
5 2 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (8.33%) BT
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
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