The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Berkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 122 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% - 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate £100 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
704 553 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.50% 22.56% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 201 294
Average daily rate £356 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.38 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSA
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 £200 -
Slough - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) SLA
4 5 (50.00%) VoIP
4 5 (50.00%) ERP
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
4 5 (50.00%) McAfee
4 5 (50.00%) SCCM
4 5 (50.00%) SCOM
4 5 (50.00%) ITSM
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
6 3 (30.00%) HTTP
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Internet
6 3 (30.00%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) ERP
3 5 (50.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
2 5 (50.00%) McAfee
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
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