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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 186 204 220
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.21% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.37% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
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£275 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £251 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
902 1098 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.64% 15.50% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 743 688
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £51.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) MCSE
4 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) ITIL
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco
9 6 (27.27%) SCCM
9 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) CCNA
11 4 (18.18%) Service Management
11 4 (18.18%) MCP
11 4 (18.18%) XenApp
11 4 (18.18%) VMware
11 4 (18.18%) MCITP
12 3 (13.64%) MCTS
12 3 (13.64%) JNCIP
12 3 (13.64%) JNCIE
12 3 (13.64%) CCSE
12 3 (13.64%) CCSA
12 3 (13.64%) Firewall
12 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (13.64%) ISACA
12 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
12 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
12 3 (13.64%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Commerce Server
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) SNMP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
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%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Server Support
4 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (63.64%) MCSE
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (22.73%) CCNA
5 4 (18.18%) MCP
5 4 (18.18%) MCITP
6 3 (13.64%) MCTS
6 3 (13.64%) ISACA
6 3 (13.64%) CISSP
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (13.64%) CCIE
6 3 (13.64%) CCNP
6 3 (13.64%) JNCIP
6 3 (13.64%) JNCIE
6 3 (13.64%) CISM
6 3 (13.64%) CCSA
6 3 (13.64%) CCSE
7 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.09%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) ZENworks
3 1 (4.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 2 (9.09%) Bomgar
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) HP
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