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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 192 198 195
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.97% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Average daily rate
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£215 £388 £119
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.51% +226.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £375 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -39.50%
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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 City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
852 1035 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.10% 15.23% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 708 607
Average daily rate £420 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) MCSE
4 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
6 12 (54.55%) Citrix
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco
8 10 (45.45%) Finance
8 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (40.91%) XenApp
9 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
9 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
10 8 (36.36%) MCP
11 7 (31.82%) ITIL
12 6 (27.27%) MS Office
13 5 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (22.73%) Reuters
13 5 (22.73%) Wyse
13 5 (22.73%) SLA
13 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
13 5 (22.73%) FactSet
13 5 (22.73%) Xen
13 5 (22.73%) SCCM
14 4 (18.18%) CCEE
14 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
14 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
14 4 (18.18%) Network Management
14 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
2 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) BIG-IP
3 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) 3G
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
5 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
6 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
2 3 (13.64%) iPhone
2 3 (13.64%) CMDB
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) MCSE
3 8 (36.36%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) CCEE
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (18.18%) CCEA
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) MCTS
6 2 (9.09%) MCITP
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) MOS
6 2 (9.09%) CCA
6 2 (9.09%) CCNP
6 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.55%) NCDA
7 1 (4.55%) NCIE
7 1 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (40.91%) XenApp
4 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (22.73%) Xen
5 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) NFS
7 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) XenMobile
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Citrix
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Reuters
5 5 (22.73%) Wyse
5 5 (22.73%) FactSet
6 2 (9.09%) Altiris
6 2 (9.09%) F5
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Polycom
7 1 (4.55%) LANDesk