The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 48 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.33% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+18.96% -6.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
137 159 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.14% 26.19% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 107 96
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% +10.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 21
Average hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft