The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 183 199 224
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Contract jobs citing MCSA 14 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.25% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.71% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£275 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% -1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £323
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -9.67%
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London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
889 1054 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.18% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 728 719
Average daily rate £438 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £34.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (89.29%) Windows
3 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 17 (60.71%) MCSE
5 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
6 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 11 (39.29%) Cisco
8 10 (35.71%) MCP
9 9 (32.14%) ITIL
9 9 (32.14%) Citrix
9 9 (32.14%) VMware
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
11 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (21.43%) Finance
12 6 (21.43%) SCCM
12 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (17.86%) XenApp
13 5 (17.86%) MCITP
13 5 (17.86%) MS Office
13 5 (17.86%) SLA
13 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
14 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
14 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
14 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (14.29%) MCTS
14 4 (14.29%) Degree
14 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Commerce Server
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) WorkSite
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 2 (7.14%) SNMP
2 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
2 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.57%) IMAP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) SMTP
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 7 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Architect
7 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) IT Support
8 1 (3.57%) Storage Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) CMDB
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (60.71%) MCSE
3 10 (35.71%) MCP
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 5 (17.86%) MCITP
7 4 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (14.29%) MCTS
7 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (10.71%) MOS
8 3 (10.71%) CCEA
8 3 (10.71%) CCNP
9 2 (7.14%) CCA
9 2 (7.14%) CCEE
9 2 (7.14%) MCDST
10 1 (3.57%) NCDA
10 1 (3.57%) NCIE
10 1 (3.57%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) NFS
6 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.57%) Xen
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) ZENworks
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) Bomgar
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) Wyse
5 1 (3.57%) FactSet
5 1 (3.57%) Altiris
5 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Reuters
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) HP
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