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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 189 191 203
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 1.18% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 7
Average daily rate
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£291 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.44% -43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £138 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £395 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
MCSA
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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
785 1018 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 17.27% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 748 732
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 59
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.03 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) MCSE
2 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 20 (60.61%) Windows
5 19 (57.58%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) Cisco
7 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
8 12 (36.36%) MS Office
8 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (33.33%) ITIL
10 10 (30.30%) Citrix
10 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (30.30%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (27.27%) SCCM
11 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (27.27%) Debian
11 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
11 9 (27.27%) MCP
11 9 (27.27%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) LAN
12 8 (24.24%) WAN
12 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
12 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
13 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (21.21%) MCITP
13 7 (21.21%) VPN
14 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 5 (15.15%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
1 8 (24.24%) WAN
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (21.21%) VPN
3 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) SAN
5 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 4 (12.12%) Firewall
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) ADSL
7 2 (6.06%) WLAN
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
8 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Informatics
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) Debian
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
6 2 (6.06%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Service Management
3 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.03%) Security Management
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) MCSE
3 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (27.27%) MCP
5 7 (21.21%) MCITP
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.12%) MCTS
7 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) CCA
8 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.06%) CCNP
8 2 (6.06%) Degree
9 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
9 1 (3.03%) MCDST
9 1 (3.03%) CCSA
9 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
9 1 (3.03%) CCEA
9 1 (3.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) vCloud
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) UAG
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (57.58%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) Cisco
4 10 (30.30%) Citrix
5 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) Polycom
6 3 (9.09%) CommVault
6 3 (9.09%) McAfee
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) Apple
7 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.03%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Reuters
8 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
8 1 (3.03%) F5
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
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