The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 25 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 Cambridgeshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 69 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.25% - 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£118 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
108 129 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.38% 17.65% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 72
Average daily rate £325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £401 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
Cambridge - 2 £118 - 3
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Mercator
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) SLA
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MOS
3 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Dell
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Mercator
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
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