The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 197 189 215
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing MCSA 13 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.11% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Average daily rate £230 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.57% +18.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1180 992 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.25% 15.97% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 640 649
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSA
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (85.29%) MCSE
3 27 (79.41%) Windows
4 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
5 23 (67.65%) ITIL
5 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
6 19 (55.88%) Citrix
7 16 (47.06%) VMware
8 14 (41.18%) MCP
8 14 (41.18%) SQL
9 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (32.35%) SAN
10 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (29.41%) Cisco
11 10 (29.41%) Service Management
12 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
12 9 (26.47%) SCCM
12 9 (26.47%) XenApp
12 9 (26.47%) vSphere
13 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
13 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (23.53%) DNS
13 8 (23.53%) Linux
13 8 (23.53%) Law
14 7 (20.59%) Clustering
14 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
14 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
14 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
14 7 (20.59%) MS Office
14 7 (20.59%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (17.65%) IIS
2 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Lync
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) SAN
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (23.53%) DNS
4 7 (20.59%) DHCP
4 7 (20.59%) LAN
4 7 (20.59%) WAN
5 6 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) Wireless
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security
7 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.94%) IMAP
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (2.94%) PBX
8 1 (2.94%) VoIP
8 1 (2.94%) SNMP
8 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (23.53%) Law
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support
4 2 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) GIS
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) CMDB
4 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) Service Management
3 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE
5 5 (14.71%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.88%) Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) Change Control
9 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.94%) Database Security
9 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) VB
3 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (85.29%) MCSE
3 14 (41.18%) MCP
4 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (17.65%) CCNP
5 6 (17.65%) CCNA
6 5 (14.71%) MCITP
7 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 3 (8.82%) ISACA
7 3 (8.82%) JNCIP
7 3 (8.82%) JNCIE
7 3 (8.82%) MCTS
7 3 (8.82%) CCIE
7 3 (8.82%) CISSP
7 3 (8.82%) CISM
7 3 (8.82%) CCSA
7 3 (8.82%) CCSE
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.94%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) XenApp
3 9 (26.47%) vSphere
4 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 19 (55.88%) Citrix
3 16 (47.06%) VMware
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco
5 7 (20.59%) McAfee
6 6 (17.65%) Juniper
6 6 (17.65%) NetApp
7 5 (14.71%) Dell
7 5 (14.71%) EMC
8 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.82%) Aruba
9 1 (2.94%) Bomgar
9 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.94%) Symantec
9 1 (2.94%) Remedy
9 1 (2.94%) Avaya
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (2.94%) HP
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