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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 145 184 183
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.01% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
Average daily rate £375 £160 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -57.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £137 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £435 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £225
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +42.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +50.00%
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
469 791 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.90% 15.45% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 592 680
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) CCEE
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 4 (26.67%) XenApp
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Clustering
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) CCNP
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) IIS
8 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (20.00%) MCP
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
5 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Skype
5 1 (6.67%) SNMP
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) GIS
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Trainer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) MDX
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Database Security
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) CCEE
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (20.00%) CCA
5 3 (20.00%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) MCITP
6 2 (13.33%) MCT
6 2 (13.33%) MCTS
7 1 (6.67%) CCEA
7 1 (6.67%) CISSP
7 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
7 1 (6.67%) MCDST
7 1 (6.67%) MCSD
7 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) UAG
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Casper Suite
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) vMotion
2 1 (6.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) AppSense
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos