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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 376 364 392
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +28
Contract jobs citing MCSA 36 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.47% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 13
Average daily rate
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£230 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.84% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £178 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+18.96% -6.45%
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
3749 3669 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.48% 14.81% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2301 2204
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 102 143
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.62 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 5 £318 +18.13% 6
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (79.31%) Windows
3 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
4 52 (59.77%) MCSE
5 44 (50.57%) Active Directory
6 38 (43.68%) ITIL
7 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (34.48%) VMware
9 25 (28.74%) Citrix
9 25 (28.74%) MCITP
10 23 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (24.14%) MCP
11 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
12 20 (22.99%) SQL
12 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
13 19 (21.84%) Cisco
14 18 (20.69%) CCNA
15 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (19.54%) MCTS
15 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
16 16 (18.39%) SCCM
16 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.24%) MS Office
18 14 (16.09%) Degree
18 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
18 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
19 13 (14.94%) XenApp
20 12 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.60%) IIS
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.15%) Lync
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.15%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 19 (21.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.24%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) assyst
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) DNS
1 11 (12.64%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) SAN
2 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.05%) DHCP
3 6 (6.90%) LAN
4 5 (5.75%) WAN
4 5 (5.75%) VPN
5 3 (3.45%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) VoIP
5 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.30%) Network Security
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.30%) NAS
6 2 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.30%) SMTP
6 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.45%) DTS
8 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.45%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.15%) MySQL
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MSI
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Law
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (12.64%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.20%) Consultant
4 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
5 7 (8.05%) IT Support
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) DBA
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) XML
1 2 (2.30%) XSLT
1 2 (2.30%) HTML
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) WAP
2 1 (1.15%) VML
2 1 (1.15%) WCF
2 1 (1.15%) WF
2 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.20%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Replication
4 3 (3.45%) CMDB
5 2 (2.30%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.30%) Statistics
5 2 (2.30%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.15%) Handset
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) CCTV
6 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.15%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 69 (79.31%) Windows
2 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.49%) Linux
6 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.75%) Mac OS X
7 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.75%) UNIX
8 4 (4.60%) Solaris
9 3 (3.45%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.45%) Android
10 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) ITIL
2 12 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.64%) Service Management
4 9 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.05%) Migration
6 6 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.75%) Network Management
8 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.60%) Change Management
8 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.45%) Project Management
9 3 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.45%) ETL
9 3 (3.45%) Workflow
9 3 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.30%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.60%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) C#
5 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (59.77%) MCSE
3 25 (28.74%) MCITP
4 23 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (24.14%) MCP
6 18 (20.69%) CCNA
7 17 (19.54%) MCTS
8 14 (16.09%) Degree
9 11 (12.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (9.20%) CCNP
11 7 (8.05%) JNCIP
11 7 (8.05%) CCSA
12 6 (6.90%) A+ Certification
12 6 (6.90%) CISM
12 6 (6.90%) CISSP
12 6 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (5.75%) CCIE
13 5 (5.75%) CCA
13 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (5.75%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) SLA
2 7 (8.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.60%) QA
4 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (50.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.94%) XenApp
4 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.75%) vSphere
5 5 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.30%) XenServer
8 2 (2.30%) NFS
8 2 (2.30%) Xen
9 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) SCOM
2 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.60%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.45%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.15%) WMI
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
4 1 (1.15%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (34.48%) VMware
3 25 (28.74%) Citrix
4 19 (21.84%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) Juniper
5 7 (8.05%) NetApp
5 7 (8.05%) Symantec
5 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.90%) EMC
6 6 (6.90%) Remedy
6 6 (6.90%) Oracle
6 6 (6.90%) HP
7 5 (5.75%) McAfee
7 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.60%) Sophos
9 3 (3.45%) Apple
9 3 (3.45%) SAP
9 3 (3.45%) F5
9 3 (3.45%) Bomgar
9 3 (3.45%) Reuters
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