The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - - 35
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - - 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £223 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.08% -11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +7.14%
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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 Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
72 75 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.23% 20.33% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 27
Average daily rate £325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £234 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.14 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff