The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 58 39
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.20% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.35% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £678 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
236 284 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 51.87% 55.58% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 155 56
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +111.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £30.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £44.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDA
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Hitachi
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCDA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Hitachi
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware