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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 179 180 186
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 2.12% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
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£215 £375 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +226.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+29.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £12.69
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +10.32%
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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
773 992 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.59% 16.59% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 671 580
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 31
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.24 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) MCSE
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
6 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
6 12 (54.55%) Cisco
7 10 (45.45%) Citrix
7 10 (45.45%) Finance
8 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (40.91%) MCP
8 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
9 8 (36.36%) XenApp
10 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
10 7 (31.82%) ITIL
11 6 (27.27%) MS Office
12 5 (22.73%) SLA
12 5 (22.73%) Wyse
12 5 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (22.73%) Reuters
12 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 5 (22.73%) Xen
12 5 (22.73%) SCCM
12 5 (22.73%) FactSet
13 4 (18.18%) Network Management
13 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (18.18%) CCNA
13 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) WorkSite
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
1 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
2 2 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) SNMP
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Desktop Support
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Support
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) iPhone
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Android
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
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%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (72.73%) MCSE
3 9 (40.91%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (13.64%) CCEA
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.64%) MCTS
5 3 (13.64%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) CCEE
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) MOS
6 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
6 2 (9.09%) CCNP
7 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
7 1 (4.55%) CCA
7 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (36.36%) XenApp
4 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (22.73%) Xen
5 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (9.09%) vSphere
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) NFS
7 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco
4 10 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) Wyse
5 5 (22.73%) Reuters
5 5 (22.73%) FactSet
6 2 (9.09%) F5
6 2 (9.09%) Altiris
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.55%) Polycom