The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 139 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.31% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.71% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Average daily rate £170 £175 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £186
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
529 409 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.81% 18.11% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 212 303
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 69
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSA
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -15 6 £170 -2.85%
Cambridgeshire -14 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Citrix
4 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) MS Office
5 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (50.00%) MCSE
7 5 (41.67%) VoIP
7 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) SLA
8 4 (33.33%) HP
8 4 (33.33%) DHCP
8 4 (33.33%) Finance
8 4 (33.33%) VMware
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
9 3 (25.00%) NAS
9 3 (25.00%) XenApp
9 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (25.00%) SCCM
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (25.00%) Mercator

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VoIP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Design Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (8.33%) CCSP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Mercator
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks