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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 488 424 487
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +63
Contract jobs citing MCSA 87 138 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.61% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 38
Average daily rate
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£230 £295 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.03% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9556 8554 9356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.54% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5509 4754 4913
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 444 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 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 1 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
London -37 33 £230 -36.55% 21
South East -8 21 £220 -26.66% 25
North West +9 11 £175 -44.00% 4
Yorkshire - 7 £295 - 4
East of England -36 6 £170 -38.18% 4
East Midlands +4 3 £625 - 5
South West -45 3 £205 - 6
West Midlands -16 2 £350 +169.23% 3
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MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (82.32%) Windows
3 134 (67.68%) Microsoft
4 121 (61.11%) MCSE
5 118 (59.60%) Active Directory
6 96 (48.48%) ITIL
7 81 (40.91%) VMware
8 75 (37.88%) MCP
9 73 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (35.86%) MS Exchange
11 65 (32.83%) Citrix
12 54 (27.27%) MCITP
13 47 (23.74%) MS Office
14 44 (22.22%) MCTS
14 44 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 43 (21.72%) MS Excel
16 41 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
17 40 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
18 39 (19.70%) Cisco
19 37 (18.69%) CCNA
19 37 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
19 37 (18.69%) SCCM
20 34 (17.17%) SQL
21 31 (15.66%) Firewall
22 30 (15.15%) SAN
23 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
23 29 (14.65%) DNS
24 27 (13.64%) Linux

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 71 (35.86%) MS Exchange
2 37 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (9.60%) SharePoint
5 15 (7.58%) IIS
6 11 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.01%) Lync
10 2 (1.01%) Site Server
11 1 (0.51%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 47 (23.74%) MS Office
2 43 (21.72%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) assyst
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.55%) Office 365
3 9 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.66%) Firewall
2 30 (15.15%) SAN
3 29 (14.65%) DNS
4 24 (12.12%) DHCP
5 16 (8.08%) VoIP
5 16 (8.08%) Internet
6 15 (7.58%) LAN
6 15 (7.58%) VPN
7 14 (7.07%) WAN
8 13 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (6.06%) TCP/IP
10 11 (5.56%) Wireless
11 8 (4.04%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.03%) Network Security
13 4 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.02%) VLAN
13 4 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.02%) HTTP
14 3 (1.52%) Intranet
14 3 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.02%) MySQL
9 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.52%) DTS
9 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.52%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.51%) QlikView
10 1 (0.51%) VLDB
10 1 (0.51%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.02%) MSI
1 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Banking
3 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (18.69%) Analyst
2 32 (16.16%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 21 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 18 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (8.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (7.58%) Consultant
9 14 (7.07%) IT Support
10 12 (6.06%) Desktop Support
11 11 (5.56%) Administrator
12 10 (5.05%) Network Engineer
13 8 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
14 7 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
14 7 (3.54%) SQL DBA
14 7 (3.54%) Network Support
14 7 (3.54%) DBA
14 7 (3.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.55%) HTML
1 9 (4.55%) XML
2 4 (2.02%) .NET
2 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.52%) XSLT
4 2 (1.01%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.01%) WCF
4 2 (1.01%) WF
4 2 (1.01%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.51%) jQuery
5 1 (0.51%) WAP
5 1 (0.51%) VML
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) Blackberry
1 17 (8.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.55%) PKI
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.53%) iPad
5 4 (2.02%) Replication
5 4 (2.02%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.52%) CMDB
6 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.01%) Statistics
7 2 (1.01%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.01%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.01%) Clustering
7 2 (1.01%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Kindle
8 1 (0.51%) Handset
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 163 (82.32%) Windows
2 73 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 41 (20.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (20.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.64%) Linux
6 24 (12.12%) Windows XP
7 14 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 8 (4.04%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.54%) UNIX
11 5 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.02%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.02%) Solaris
13 3 (1.52%) Android
14 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (48.48%) ITIL
2 22 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (6.57%) Configuration Management
4 12 (6.06%) Migration
5 11 (5.56%) Service Management
5 11 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (4.04%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.04%) Change Management
8 7 (3.54%) Workflow
8 7 (3.54%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.03%) High Availability
9 6 (3.03%) Change Control
9 6 (3.03%) Network Management
9 6 (3.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.53%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.53%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.17%) SQL
2 22 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.05%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.54%) VBScript
5 4 (2.02%) C#
5 4 (2.02%) Perl
6 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) C
7 2 (1.01%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 198 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (61.11%) MCSE
3 75 (37.88%) MCP
4 54 (27.27%) MCITP
5 44 (22.22%) MCTS
6 40 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (18.69%) CCNA
8 24 (12.12%) Degree
9 22 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (8.59%) MCDST
11 12 (6.06%) A+ Certification
11 12 (6.06%) Security Cleared
12 8 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (4.04%) CCNP
12 8 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (3.54%) CCA
13 7 (3.54%) MOS
14 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
15 5 (2.53%) CCSA
15 5 (2.53%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.64%) SLA
2 6 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.02%) QA
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (59.60%) Active Directory
2 41 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.08%) XenApp
4 12 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 10 (5.05%) UAG
6 8 (4.04%) vSphere
7 7 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.02%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.52%) XenServer
10 3 (1.52%) Xen
10 3 (1.52%) KVM
11 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.01%) NFS
12 1 (0.51%) NLBS
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (18.69%) SCCM
2 15 (7.58%) SCOM
3 5 (2.53%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.02%) WSUS
4 4 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.02%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.52%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 134 (67.68%) Microsoft
2 81 (40.91%) VMware
3 65 (32.83%) Citrix
4 39 (19.70%) Cisco
5 21 (10.61%) Symantec
6 16 (8.08%) HP
7 15 (7.58%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.07%) NetApp
9 11 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 10 (5.05%) McAfee
11 9 (4.55%) Remedy
11 9 (4.55%) Veeam
11 9 (4.55%) EMC
12 8 (4.04%) Mitel
12 8 (4.04%) Sophos
12 8 (4.04%) Apple
13 7 (3.54%) Dell
13 7 (3.54%) Oracle
14 6 (3.03%) IBM
14 6 (3.03%) Avaya
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