The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Essex 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 52 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.40% 1.72% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 6.40% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£244 - £110
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 - £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 125 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.96% 26.94% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 42
Average daily rate £400 £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £91 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 20
Average hourly rate £39.13 £25.00 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.50% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Colchester -10 1 £175 -
Harlow - - - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) VoIP
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (87.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Service Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
3 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks