The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 141 108 123
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.80% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 3.96% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
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£170 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £265 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £330 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +9.67%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
549 480 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.87% 20.23% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 216 268
Average daily rate £360 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 73
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -54.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.98 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -11 2 £169 - 2
Bedfordshire -16 1 £350 +33.33%
Hertfordshire -24 1 £170 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £115 - 2
Suffolk - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) MCP
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) VoIP
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) MS Office
7 5 (35.71%) Citrix
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (21.43%) Symantec
9 3 (21.43%) Apple
9 3 (21.43%) Linux
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
9 3 (21.43%) Change Control

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) MCP
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (21.43%) VCP5
5 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 2 (14.29%) MOS
6 1 (7.14%) MCTS
6 1 (7.14%) MCITP
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) Intel
4 2 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (7.14%) Tripwire
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk