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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% - 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £251 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
710 615 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.55% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 237 254
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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
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 July 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
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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 - 1 - - 1
Slough - - - - 5
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 5 (45.45%) SCOM
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) ITSM
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) McAfee
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) ERP
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) VoIP
3 5 (45.45%) SLA
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) HTTP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) HTTP
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Help Desk Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITSM
2 5 (45.45%) ERP
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) KVM
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
1 5 (45.45%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
1 6 (54.55%) Symantec
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) McAfee
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco