The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.24% 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £118 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
144 117 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.98% 14.10% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 49
Average daily rate £325 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £36.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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
Cambridge -6 2 £130 +10.63%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (25.00%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MOS
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec