The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 0.59% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.90% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+32.20% -4.83%
MCSA
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
198 169 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.54% 17.79% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 72 99
Average daily rate £400 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 7
Average hourly rate £18.03 £31.56 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.86% +46.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix