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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 186 192 205
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 19 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 1.09% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Average daily rate
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£285 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £220 £251
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -12.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.50
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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
863 916 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.81% 15.65% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 639 751
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 61
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.83 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -29.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.74 £33.32 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
4 25 (64.10%) Windows
5 22 (56.41%) VMware
6 18 (46.15%) Cisco
7 16 (41.03%) ITIL
8 15 (38.46%) Citrix
9 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 13 (33.33%) SCCM
10 12 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (30.77%) WAN
10 12 (30.77%) MS Office
11 11 (28.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (28.21%) LAN
12 10 (25.64%) MCP
12 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
13 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
13 9 (23.08%) Debian
13 9 (23.08%) Linux
13 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
14 8 (20.51%) VPN
14 8 (20.51%) DNS
14 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (17.95%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) Lync
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) WAN
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (20.51%) VPN
4 8 (20.51%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) DHCP
5 7 (17.95%) SAN
6 4 (10.26%) ADSL
6 4 (10.26%) WLAN
7 3 (7.69%) Firewall
8 2 (5.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (5.13%) Internet
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security
9 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.56%) VoIP
9 1 (2.56%) IPv4
9 1 (2.56%) Wireless
9 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Publishing
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Trainer
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Thrift
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.13%) Clustering
6 1 (2.56%) Informatics
6 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) NHS
6 1 (2.56%) iPhone
6 1 (2.56%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) Debian
3 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) Mac OS X
6 4 (10.26%) Android
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Phone
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Service Management
3 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Change Control
5 2 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (5.13%) Coaching
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) Process Management
6 1 (2.56%) ETL
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.56%) Security Management
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Information Security
6 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 11 (28.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (25.64%) MCP
5 7 (17.95%) MCITP
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.69%) CCNP
7 3 (7.69%) CCA
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (7.69%) MCTS
8 2 (5.13%) CCNA
8 2 (5.13%) Degree
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) VCAP
9 1 (2.56%) CCEE
9 1 (2.56%) MCDST
9 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) UAG
5 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) vCloud
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Casper Suite
4 1 (2.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (56.41%) VMware
3 18 (46.15%) Cisco
4 15 (38.46%) Citrix
5 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.82%) McAfee
6 5 (12.82%) Dell
7 4 (10.26%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) CommVault
7 4 (10.26%) Apple
7 4 (10.26%) Polycom
8 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
9 2 (5.13%) F5
9 2 (5.13%) Juniper
10 1 (2.56%) IBM
10 1 (2.56%) Adobe
10 1 (2.56%) Facebook
10 1 (2.56%) Remedy
10 1 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (2.56%) Dell Compellent
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