The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Cheltenham 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.72% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £293 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 27 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.10% 37.50% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 148
Average daily rate £425 £387 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £57.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £57.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSA
Gloucestershire

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MCSA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense