The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 85 85 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.42% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
260 339 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.61% 25.90% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 190 99
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 9
Average hourly rate £46.00 £15.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.06% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.85 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £34.20 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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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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
Milton Keynes - 3 £400 - 3
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
7 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
7 1 (14.29%) Server Building
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (14.29%) vSphere

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) HP Storage
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) EMC