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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 36 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.06% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £420 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -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%
MCSA
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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
80 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.00% 19.50% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 20
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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 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

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Wise Package Studio

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSI
1 1 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (100.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense