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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 376 385 359
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -26
Contract jobs citing MCSA 32 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.83% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 27
Average daily rate £250 £213 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -37.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £142 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
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 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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +31 5 £375 +50.00% 4
Wembley - 2 £300 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (73.24%) Windows
3 51 (71.83%) Microsoft
4 43 (60.56%) MCSE
5 35 (49.30%) Active Directory
6 30 (42.25%) Cisco
7 29 (40.85%) Windows Server
8 25 (35.21%) MS Exchange
9 24 (33.80%) ITIL
9 24 (33.80%) Citrix
10 23 (32.39%) VMware
11 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (29.58%) DNS
12 19 (26.76%) TCP/IP
13 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
13 18 (25.35%) MS Office
14 17 (23.94%) CCNA
14 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
15 16 (22.54%) SQL
15 16 (22.54%) SAN
15 16 (22.54%) Firewall
16 15 (21.13%) VPN
16 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (19.72%) DHCP
18 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
19 12 (16.90%) MCP
19 12 (16.90%) SCCM
20 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (15.49%) Linux
20 11 (15.49%) Finance

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (35.21%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.68%) IIS
4 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
7 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.41%) CMS
9 1 (1.41%) Confluence
9 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.41%) Node.js
9 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Office
2 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.41%) GitHub
3 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) DNS
2 19 (26.76%) TCP/IP
3 16 (22.54%) Firewall
3 16 (22.54%) SAN
4 15 (21.13%) VPN
5 14 (19.72%) DHCP
6 9 (12.68%) Internet
7 8 (11.27%) LAN
8 7 (9.86%) LDAP
8 7 (9.86%) SSH
8 7 (9.86%) VLAN
8 7 (9.86%) WAN
9 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
9 5 (7.04%) Wireless
10 4 (5.63%) SNMP
10 4 (5.63%) VoIP
11 3 (4.23%) ADSL
11 3 (4.23%) DECT
11 3 (4.23%) FTP
11 3 (4.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.82%) GIS
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.41%) Power BI
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.41%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.41%) Moq
2 1 (1.41%) MSI
2 1 (1.41%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.41%) NUnit
2 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.41%) Selenium
2 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Law
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Applications Support
3 8 (11.27%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) DBA
6 5 (7.04%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Trainer
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Office 365 Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) SAML
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) CSS3
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) HTML5
3 2 (2.82%) WCF
4 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.41%) Autofac
4 1 (1.41%) D3.js
4 1 (1.41%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Google Chart
4 1 (1.41%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (1.41%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.41%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.63%) Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Statistics
4 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (73.24%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Windows Server
3 17 (23.94%) Windows 7
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (15.49%) Linux
5 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.63%) VMS
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) Unix
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) ITIL
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Information Security
3 9 (12.68%) Network Management
4 7 (9.86%) Change Management
4 7 (9.86%) Data Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity Management
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE
8 3 (4.23%) Security Management
8 3 (4.23%) Service Management
8 3 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.82%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.82%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.41%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
5 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (60.56%) MCSE
3 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (23.94%) CCNA
5 12 (16.90%) MCP
6 10 (14.08%) Degree
7 9 (12.68%) MCITP
7 9 (12.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (11.27%) CCNP
9 7 (9.86%) CISSP
9 7 (9.86%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (9.86%) MCTS
10 6 (8.45%) CCEE
10 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
10 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
11 4 (5.63%) CCA
12 3 (4.23%) CCEA
12 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.68%) XenApp
3 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.45%) vSphere
4 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.23%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.41%) KVM
8 1 (1.41%) Snort
8 1 (1.41%) UAG
8 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.82%) WMI
5 1 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.41%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.41%) Kibana
5 1 (1.41%) logstash
5 1 (1.41%) MOM
5 1 (1.41%) vMotion
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (71.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.25%) Cisco
3 24 (33.80%) Citrix
4 23 (32.39%) VMware
5 7 (9.86%) Oracle
5 7 (9.86%) Symantec
6 4 (5.63%) Dell
6 4 (5.63%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) Adobe
7 3 (4.23%) Altiris
7 3 (4.23%) AppSense
7 3 (4.23%) SafeCom
8 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.82%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (2.82%) Google
8 2 (2.82%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.82%) Juniper
8 2 (2.82%) Remedy
8 2 (2.82%) SAP
8 2 (2.82%) Veeam
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