The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 486 422 489
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +67
Contract jobs citing MCSA 102 139 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.69% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 42
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£290 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £171 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +9.67%
MCSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9940 8224 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 17.30% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4655 4944
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £42.50 £42.00
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 England

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in England

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 18 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -30 43 £275 -24.13% 30
South East -7 22 £348 +16.00% 25
North West +5 17 £235 -21.66% 9
East of England -41 6 £170 -38.18% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £300 - 5
South West -37 3 £205 -36.92% 5
East Midlands +7 2 £625 - 4
West Midlands -20 2 £350 +169.23% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (81.43%) Windows
3 145 (69.05%) Microsoft
4 128 (60.95%) MCSE
5 123 (58.57%) Active Directory
6 99 (47.14%) ITIL
7 88 (41.90%) VMware
8 75 (35.71%) MCP
9 73 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (32.38%) MS Exchange
11 64 (30.48%) MCITP
12 59 (28.10%) Citrix
13 51 (24.29%) MCTS
14 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
14 50 (23.81%) MS Office
15 46 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (21.43%) MS Excel
17 44 (20.95%) Cisco
18 43 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 43 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (19.52%) CCNA
21 38 (18.10%) SCCM
22 36 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
23 35 (16.67%) SQL
24 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
25 29 (13.81%) SAN
26 28 (13.33%) Linux
26 28 (13.33%) DNS
26 28 (13.33%) PowerShell

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 68 (32.38%) MS Exchange
2 36 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 19 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (7.14%) IIS
6 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (5.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.90%) Lync
9 2 (0.95%) Site Server
10 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.48%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.48%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 50 (23.81%) MS Office
2 45 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.95%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) assyst
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.29%) Office 365
3 9 (4.29%) IaaS
4 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.81%) SAN
2 28 (13.33%) DNS
3 25 (11.90%) Firewall
4 23 (10.95%) DHCP
5 18 (8.57%) Internet
6 17 (8.10%) WAN
7 16 (7.62%) LAN
7 16 (7.62%) VPN
8 15 (7.14%) VoIP
9 13 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (4.76%) Network Security
11 9 (4.29%) TCP/IP
12 8 (3.81%) Wireless
13 5 (2.38%) Intranet
14 4 (1.90%) HTTP
14 4 (1.90%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.90%) Extranet
14 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.90%) MySQL
10 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.43%) DTS
10 3 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.43%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.48%) QlikView
11 1 (0.48%) VLDB
11 1 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
General
1 27 (12.86%) Finance
2 8 (3.81%) Banking
3 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (17.62%) Analyst
2 32 (15.24%) Support Engineer
3 26 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (10.95%) Support Analyst
5 18 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (8.10%) Service Analyst
6 17 (8.10%) Consultant
6 17 (8.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (7.62%) Desktop Support
7 16 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (7.14%) IT Support
9 11 (5.24%) Administrator
10 9 (4.29%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Developer
11 8 (3.81%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.81%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.33%) Network Support
12 7 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.67%) HTML
1 14 (6.67%) XML
2 6 (2.86%) .NET
2 6 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.38%) XSLT
4 4 (1.90%) WCF
4 4 (1.90%) WF
4 4 (1.90%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.95%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.48%) jQuery
6 1 (0.48%) WAP
6 1 (0.48%) VML
6 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.48%) Blackberry
2 20 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.29%) PKI
5 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.33%) iPad
6 5 (2.38%) Replication
7 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.90%) CMDB
7 4 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.43%) iPhone
9 2 (0.95%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.95%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.95%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.95%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) Handset
10 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.48%) NHS
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 171 (81.43%) Windows
2 73 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 43 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (13.33%) Linux
6 27 (12.86%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.81%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.81%) Android
10 7 (3.33%) UNIX
11 5 (2.38%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.90%) Solaris
13 3 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (47.14%) ITIL
2 21 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
4 9 (4.29%) Service Management
4 9 (4.29%) Workflow
4 9 (4.29%) Migration
4 9 (4.29%) Incident Management
4 9 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (4.29%) High Availability
5 8 (3.81%) ITIL V3
5 8 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.33%) Network Management
6 7 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (2.86%) Change Management
7 6 (2.86%) PRINCE2
7 6 (2.86%) CRM
8 5 (2.38%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.38%) Document Management
8 5 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.67%) SQL
2 28 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.76%) VBScript
5 6 (2.86%) C#
6 5 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.90%) Perl
7 4 (1.90%) C++
7 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.43%) C
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) VB
9 1 (0.48%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (60.95%) MCSE
3 75 (35.71%) MCP
4 64 (30.48%) MCITP
5 51 (24.29%) MCTS
6 42 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (19.52%) CCNA
8 27 (12.86%) Degree
9 23 (10.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (9.52%) MCDST
11 15 (7.14%) Security Cleared
12 14 (6.67%) A+ Certification
13 12 (5.71%) CCNP
14 11 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (4.29%) MOS
15 9 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
17 7 (3.33%) CCA
18 6 (2.86%) ACSA
19 5 (2.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.43%) SLA
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.38%) QA
3 5 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 123 (58.57%) Active Directory
2 46 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.10%) XenApp
4 15 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.24%) vSphere
6 10 (4.76%) UAG
7 7 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.90%) Xen
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.43%) KVM
10 3 (1.43%) XenServer
11 2 (0.95%) NFS
12 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (18.10%) SCCM
2 16 (7.62%) SCOM
3 6 (2.86%) SCOrch
4 5 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.38%) WSUS
5 4 (1.90%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.43%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.48%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 145 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 88 (41.90%) VMware
3 59 (28.10%) Citrix
4 44 (20.95%) Cisco
5 21 (10.00%) HP
5 21 (10.00%) Symantec
6 19 (9.05%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.67%) Apple
7 14 (6.67%) EMC
7 14 (6.67%) NetApp
8 11 (5.24%) IBM
9 9 (4.29%) Remedy
10 8 (3.81%) McAfee
10 8 (3.81%) Sophos
10 8 (3.81%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.33%) Oracle
11 7 (3.33%) Dell
11 7 (3.33%) Veeam
12 6 (2.86%) Avaya
13 5 (2.38%) F5
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