The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 37 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.35% 0.38% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.27% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£250 - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £225
% change year-on-year
+35.78% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £14.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year
+11.75% -22.39%
MCSA
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
42 44 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.63% 16.54% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 37
Average daily rate £375 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds