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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 177 200 195
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 19 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.15% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 9
Average daily rate
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£323 £250 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £144 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £483 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £150 £233
% change year-on-year
+81.66% -35.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+27.41% +29.16%
MCSA
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
814 1135 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.86% 18.09% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 806 620
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 36
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (80.77%) MCSE
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
4 18 (69.23%) VMware
5 17 (65.38%) Windows
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco
7 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
7 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (34.62%) Citrix
9 8 (30.77%) MS Office
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (26.92%) Debian
10 7 (26.92%) Linux
10 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
11 6 (23.08%) MCP
11 6 (23.08%) Finance
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (23.08%) SCCM
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
12 5 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (19.23%) MCTS
12 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
12 5 (19.23%) LAN
12 5 (19.23%) WAN
12 5 (19.23%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (26.92%) Debian
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Database Theory
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database Theory
3 1 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (80.77%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (23.08%) MCP
5 5 (19.23%) MCTS
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (15.38%) MCITP
7 3 (11.54%) CCA
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (11.54%) CCNA
8 2 (7.69%) CCNP
8 2 (7.69%) CCEA
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.85%) VCAP
9 1 (3.85%) CCEE
9 1 (3.85%) Degree
9 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (3.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) vCloud
6 1 (3.85%) UAG
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.85%) Casper Suite
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) CommVault
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Reuters
7 1 (3.85%) FactSet
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Polycom
7 1 (3.85%) Wyse
7 1 (3.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Adobe