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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 113 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 15 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 0.90% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £375 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +275.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £204 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £460 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £288 £150
% change year-on-year
+16.95% +91.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +6.45%
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
656 664 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.27% 23.22% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 310 285
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 19
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £15.93 £13.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £39.00 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 13 £350 - 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
3 21 (91.30%) Windows
4 18 (78.26%) Linux
4 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
5 17 (73.91%) TCP/IP
6 14 (60.87%) VMware
7 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (52.17%) Firewall
9 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
9 10 (43.48%) Cisco
9 10 (43.48%) MCSE
9 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
9 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
9 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (39.13%) Degree
10 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
10 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
10 9 (39.13%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (39.13%) Public Cloud
10 9 (39.13%) CSS
10 9 (39.13%) MCP
10 9 (39.13%) MCSD
10 9 (39.13%) HTTP
10 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (39.13%) VPN
10 9 (39.13%) DNS
10 9 (39.13%) DHCP
10 9 (39.13%) IPv6

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) TCP/IP
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) DNS
3 9 (39.13%) HTTP
3 9 (39.13%) IPsec
3 9 (39.13%) IPv6
3 9 (39.13%) Software-Defined Networking
3 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 8 (34.78%) Ethernet
4 8 (34.78%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
6 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (34.78%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
1 9 (39.13%) Public Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
2 8 (34.78%) Presales
2 8 (34.78%) Process Improvement
2 8 (34.78%) Workflow
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (17.39%) Information Security
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 6 (26.09%) C
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) VB
2 6 (26.09%) VBScript
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (43.48%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) MCP
3 9 (39.13%) MCSD
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) CCAA
5 1 (4.35%) CCENT
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
2 13 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) SCVMM
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Intune
3 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
4 8 (34.78%) Dell
4 8 (34.78%) Hitachi
4 8 (34.78%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) IBM
4 8 (34.78%) Intel
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) RightScale
7 1 (4.35%) CA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) NetScout
7 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
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