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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 177 185 193
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSA 15 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 1.45% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
Average daily rate
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£336 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £144 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £210 £226
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +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
784 1105 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.45% 18.48% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 808 623
Average daily rate £426 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 53
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £26.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 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 22 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (81.48%) MCSE
4 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
5 19 (70.37%) VMware
6 16 (59.26%) Windows
7 13 (48.15%) Cisco
7 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
8 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (37.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (37.04%) MS Office
10 9 (33.33%) Linux
10 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
10 9 (33.33%) Debian
11 8 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (29.63%) Citrix
11 8 (29.63%) ITIL
12 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (25.93%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
13 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (22.22%) SCCM
13 6 (22.22%) MCP
14 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
14 5 (18.52%) LAN
14 5 (18.52%) WAN
14 5 (18.52%) VPN
14 5 (18.52%) MCTS
14 5 (18.52%) Finance
14 5 (18.52%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (18.52%) LAN
2 5 (18.52%) WAN
2 5 (18.52%) VPN
3 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Debian
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Service Management
2 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
3 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.70%) Information Security
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) ITSM
3 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
3 1 (3.70%) Security Management
3 1 (3.70%) Coaching
3 1 (3.70%) Database Theory
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (81.48%) MCSE
3 10 (37.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (22.22%) MCP
5 5 (18.52%) MCTS
6 4 (14.81%) MCITP
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (11.11%) CCA
7 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (11.11%) CCNA
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) CCNP
8 2 (7.41%) CCEA
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
9 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
9 1 (3.70%) MCDST
9 1 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) vCloud
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.70%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 13 (48.15%) Cisco
4 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 8 (29.63%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) CommVault
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) Reuters
7 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe
7 1 (3.70%) Polycom
7 1 (3.70%) F5
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