The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 352 366 347
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 56 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 23
Average daily rate
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£320 £383 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +53.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £142 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £150 £233
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -35.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3520 3791 3300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.73% 16.25% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2271 2567 2007
Average daily rate £413 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 117 114
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in London

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
City of London +8 19 £323 +29.00% 6
Croydon +3 8 £350 -15.40%
Northwood - 1 £160 -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (84.34%) Windows
3 67 (80.72%) MCSE
4 60 (72.29%) Microsoft
5 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
6 45 (54.22%) VMware
7 30 (36.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (33.73%) ITIL
9 27 (32.53%) MS Exchange
10 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (30.12%) MS Office
12 23 (27.71%) Cisco
13 21 (25.30%) Citrix
13 21 (25.30%) Windows 7
14 20 (24.10%) Linux
15 19 (22.89%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (21.69%) SAN
16 18 (21.69%) CCNA
16 18 (21.69%) MCITP
17 17 (20.48%) MCP
18 16 (19.28%) SharePoint
19 14 (16.87%) Finance
19 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
19 14 (16.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 13 (15.66%) MCTS
20 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
20 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
21 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
21 12 (14.46%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 27 (32.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (19.28%) SharePoint
3 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (12.05%) Lync
5 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (8.43%) IIS
7 5 (6.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (30.12%) MS Office
2 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) SAN
2 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.05%) LAN
3 10 (12.05%) WAN
4 9 (10.84%) VPN
4 9 (10.84%) DNS
5 7 (8.43%) Firewall
5 7 (8.43%) DHCP
6 6 (7.23%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (6.02%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.02%) Internet
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.82%) NAS
9 3 (3.61%) PBX
10 2 (2.41%) Wireless
10 2 (2.41%) Network Security
11 1 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (1.20%) MSRP
11 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 15 (18.07%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.43%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.23%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) DBA
6 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.82%) .NET
1 4 (4.82%) LAMP
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) JSP
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) XMPP
4 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.23%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.61%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) BYOD
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) iPhone
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.20%) CMDB
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.20%) PDA
5 1 (1.20%) IVR
5 1 (1.20%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.30%) Windows 7
5 20 (24.10%) Linux
6 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.43%) Debian
9 4 (4.82%) UNIX
10 3 (3.61%) Android
11 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 5 (6.02%) Change Management
2 5 (6.02%) Service Management
2 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
3 4 (4.82%) Workflow
3 4 (4.82%) Migration
3 4 (4.82%) Fault Management
3 4 (4.82%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.61%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.41%) Coaching
6 1 (1.20%) Database Theory
6 1 (1.20%) Relational Database Theory
6 1 (1.20%) Network Management
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.41%) R
5 1 (1.20%) VBA
5 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (80.72%) MCSE
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (21.69%) CCNA
4 18 (21.69%) MCITP
5 17 (20.48%) MCP
6 14 (16.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (15.66%) MCTS
7 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.25%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.84%) CCA
11 7 (8.43%) Degree
12 6 (7.23%) MCDST
13 4 (4.82%) A+ Certification
13 4 (4.82%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (4.82%) MCSM
14 3 (3.61%) MOS
14 3 (3.61%) CCEA
15 2 (2.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (36.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.05%) XenApp
5 7 (8.43%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.61%) vSphere
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.41%) vCloud
9 1 (1.20%) UAG
9 1 (1.20%) Xen
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (14.46%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.20%) WMI
3 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (72.29%) Microsoft
2 45 (54.22%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Cisco
4 21 (25.30%) Citrix
5 8 (9.64%) HP
6 7 (8.43%) IBM
6 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.23%) Juniper
8 4 (4.82%) Symantec
9 3 (3.61%) Spiceworks
9 3 (3.61%) Altiris
9 3 (3.61%) NetApp
9 3 (3.61%) Dell
10 2 (2.41%) EMC
10 2 (2.41%) BMC
10 2 (2.41%) CommVault
10 2 (2.41%) Reuters
10 2 (2.41%) Remedy
10 2 (2.41%) McAfee
10 2 (2.41%) F5
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