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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 386 356 373
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Contract jobs citing MCSA 43 69 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.87% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £363 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £186 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £403 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +9.67%
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
3758 3693 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.36% 14.92% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2467 2356 2229
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
City of London +18 14 £275 -18.51% 13
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (82.29%) Windows
3 67 (69.79%) Microsoft
4 53 (55.21%) MCSE
5 51 (53.13%) Active Directory
6 38 (39.58%) ITIL
7 36 (37.50%) VMware
8 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (29.17%) MCITP
10 27 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
12 25 (26.04%) MCP
12 25 (26.04%) Citrix
13 24 (25.00%) MS Office
13 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
14 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (22.92%) CCNA
15 22 (22.92%) Cisco
15 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (19.79%) SQL
18 18 (18.75%) MCTS
18 18 (18.75%) Finance
18 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
19 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
20 15 (15.63%) Degree
20 15 (15.63%) SCCM
21 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
21 14 (14.58%) Blackberry

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.17%) IIS
7 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.13%) Lync
8 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.04%) Commerce Server
9 1 (1.04%) WorkSite
Applications
1 27 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 24 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) assyst
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Firewall
2 9 (9.38%) DNS
3 8 (8.33%) SAN
4 7 (7.29%) LAN
4 7 (7.29%) DHCP
5 6 (6.25%) VPN
6 5 (5.21%) Internet
6 5 (5.21%) WAN
7 4 (4.17%) VoIP
7 4 (4.17%) Extranet
7 4 (4.17%) Intranet
7 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.13%) SNMP
8 3 (3.13%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.13%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.08%) Wireless
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.08%) Network Security
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.13%) DTS
8 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.13%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.04%) MySQL
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (4.17%) MSI
3 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.21%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Analyst
2 14 (14.58%) Desktop Support
3 13 (13.54%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) Consultant
5 10 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) IT Support
7 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.29%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (7.29%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Support
10 5 (5.21%) Service Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) HTML
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
1 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
1 5 (5.21%) XML
1 5 (5.21%) XSLT
2 4 (4.17%) WCF
2 4 (4.17%) WF
2 4 (4.17%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.04%) jQuery
3 1 (1.04%) WAP
3 1 (1.04%) VML
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Blackberry
1 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) CMDB
5 3 (3.13%) iPhone
5 3 (3.13%) iPad
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) User Experience
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Handset
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) CCTV
7 1 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 79 (82.29%) Windows
2 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (11.46%) Linux
7 10 (10.42%) Windows XP
8 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
8 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.21%) UNIX
9 4 (4.17%) Android
9 4 (4.17%) Solaris
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) ITIL
2 11 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (8.33%) Service Management
5 7 (7.29%) Network Management
5 7 (7.29%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.25%) Workflow
6 6 (6.25%) Migration
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.21%) Document Management
7 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.17%) Change Management
8 4 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.17%) Analytics
8 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) SQL
2 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 11 (11.46%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.21%) C#
4 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.17%) Perl
5 4 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (1.04%) PHP
6 1 (1.04%) VBScript
6 1 (1.04%) VB
6 1 (1.04%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (55.21%) MCSE
3 28 (29.17%) MCITP
4 25 (26.04%) MCP
5 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (22.92%) CCNA
7 18 (18.75%) MCTS
8 15 (15.63%) Degree
9 11 (11.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (9.38%) A+ Certification
11 7 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (7.29%) MOS
12 6 (6.25%) CCNP
13 5 (5.21%) CCA
14 4 (4.17%) OCP
14 4 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (3.13%) CCEA
15 3 (3.13%) MCT
15 3 (3.13%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 4 (4.17%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) XenApp
4 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.21%) vSphere
5 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.13%) Xen
7 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.08%) NFS
8 2 (2.08%) XenServer
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) SCCM
2 6 (6.25%) SCOM
2 6 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.17%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.13%) ZENworks
4 3 (3.13%) WSUS
5 1 (1.04%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.04%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 67 (69.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (37.50%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 22 (22.92%) Cisco
5 8 (8.33%) Symantec
6 7 (7.29%) NetApp
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle
7 6 (6.25%) HP
7 6 (6.25%) Remedy
7 6 (6.25%) EMC
8 5 (5.21%) F5
8 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.17%) Reuters
9 4 (4.17%) Sophos
10 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.13%) McAfee
10 3 (3.13%) Apple
10 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.13%) Juniper
10 3 (3.13%) SAP
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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