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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 387 355 383
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +28
Contract jobs citing MCSA 39 65 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.71% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £370 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +45.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £188 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+26.35% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -25.96%
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
3878 3801 3641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.73% 15.00% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2642 2469 2271
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 77 118
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +16 15 £245 -27.40% 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (84.34%) Windows
3 58 (69.88%) Microsoft
4 42 (50.60%) MCSE
5 41 (49.40%) Active Directory
6 34 (40.96%) VMware
7 31 (37.35%) ITIL
8 25 (30.12%) MS Excel
9 24 (28.92%) MCP
9 24 (28.92%) Windows 7
10 23 (27.71%) MCITP
10 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (25.30%) MS Office
11 21 (25.30%) Citrix
12 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
13 18 (21.69%) SQL
13 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
14 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (20.48%) Finance
15 16 (19.28%) SLA
15 16 (19.28%) Cisco
15 16 (19.28%) Blackberry
16 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
16 15 (18.07%) SCCM
17 14 (16.87%) MCTS
18 13 (15.66%) CCNA
18 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.41%) Lync
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.41%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.20%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (30.12%) MS Excel
2 21 (25.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) assyst
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) DNS
2 8 (9.64%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) DHCP
4 6 (7.23%) SAN
5 5 (6.02%) VPN
5 5 (6.02%) LAN
6 4 (4.82%) WAN
6 4 (4.82%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.82%) Intranet
6 4 (4.82%) Internet
6 4 (4.82%) Extranet
6 4 (4.82%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.61%) Wireless
7 3 (3.61%) SNMP
7 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.41%) NAS
8 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.61%) SAP HANA
7 3 (3.61%) DTS
7 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (4.82%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (20.48%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Consultant
2 12 (14.46%) Desktop Support
3 11 (13.25%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) IT Support
5 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.02%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) HTML
1 5 (6.02%) .NET
1 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
1 5 (6.02%) XML
1 5 (6.02%) XSLT
2 4 (4.82%) WCF
2 4 (4.82%) WF
2 4 (4.82%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Blackberry
2 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) iPhone
4 4 (4.82%) iPad
5 3 (3.61%) CMDB
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) CCTV
7 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (84.34%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows 7
3 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.25%) Linux
7 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.02%) Android
9 5 (6.02%) Solaris
10 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.82%) UNIX
11 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
4 7 (8.43%) Service Management
4 7 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.43%) Network Management
4 7 (8.43%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.02%) Document Management
5 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.02%) Change Management
5 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.82%) Workflow
6 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.82%) Analytics
6 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.61%) ETL
7 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.61%) Migration
8 2 (2.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.02%) C#
4 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.02%) Perl
5 4 (4.82%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (50.60%) MCSE
3 24 (28.92%) MCP
4 23 (27.71%) MCITP
5 14 (16.87%) MCTS
6 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (15.66%) CCNA
7 11 (13.25%) Degree
8 8 (9.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (8.43%) MOS
9 7 (8.43%) A+ Certification
10 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (7.23%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (4.82%) CCEA
11 4 (4.82%) OCP
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (4.82%) CCNP
11 4 (4.82%) CCEE
12 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.61%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.28%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.25%) XenApp
4 7 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.82%) Xen
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.41%) NFS
8 1 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) SCCM
2 7 (8.43%) SCOM
2 7 (8.43%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.82%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.41%) WSUS
5 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.20%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 58 (69.88%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.96%) VMware
3 21 (25.30%) Citrix
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco
5 6 (7.23%) EMC
5 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.23%) Symantec
6 5 (6.02%) NetApp
6 5 (6.02%) F5
6 5 (6.02%) Reuters
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) HP
6 5 (6.02%) Altiris
7 4 (4.82%) Remedy
7 4 (4.82%) Sophos
8 3 (3.61%) SAP
8 3 (3.61%) Bloomberg
8 3 (3.61%) Apple
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) Juniper
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