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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 358 351 361
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 46 53 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.42% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 19
Average daily rate
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£336 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £134 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +31.03%
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
3511 3730 3211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.66% 16.23% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2269 2538 1894
Average daily rate £415 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 124
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £87.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +10 15 £323 +43.33% 4
Croydon -3 6 £350 -15.40%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (77.91%) Windows
2 67 (77.91%) MCSE
3 66 (76.74%) Microsoft
4 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
5 45 (52.33%) VMware
6 30 (34.88%) MS Office
6 30 (34.88%) ITIL
6 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (32.56%) MS Exchange
8 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (26.74%) Linux
10 22 (25.58%) Citrix
11 21 (24.42%) Cisco
12 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (22.09%) Windows 7
14 18 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (20.93%) SharePoint
15 17 (19.77%) CCNA
15 17 (19.77%) SAN
15 17 (19.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (18.60%) MCITP
16 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
17 14 (16.28%) MCP
18 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
19 12 (13.95%) SCCM
19 12 (13.95%) MCTS
19 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
19 12 (13.95%) Citrix Certification
19 12 (13.95%) Finance

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 28 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (10.47%) Lync
4 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (8.14%) IIS
7 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.16%) WorkSite
Applications
1 30 (34.88%) MS Office
2 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) SAN
2 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.63%) LAN
3 10 (11.63%) WAN
4 9 (10.47%) DNS
5 8 (9.30%) VPN
5 8 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (8.14%) DHCP
7 5 (5.81%) Internet
7 5 (5.81%) Firewall
7 5 (5.81%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.65%) NAS
9 3 (3.49%) Network Security
9 3 (3.49%) PBX
10 2 (2.33%) VoIP
10 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.16%) MSRP
11 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) MSI
2 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.65%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
5 2 (2.33%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (8.14%) Service Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.65%) DBA
8 3 (3.49%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.49%) Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.49%) Administrator
8 3 (3.49%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
1 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.65%) LAMP
2 3 (3.49%) JSP
2 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 2 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) XMPP
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.49%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) BYOD
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) IVR
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 67 (77.91%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (26.74%) Linux
4 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (22.09%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.47%) Debian
7 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.65%) UNIX
10 3 (3.49%) Android
11 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) ITIL
2 7 (8.14%) Migration
3 5 (5.81%) Service Management
3 5 (5.81%) Change Management
3 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
3 5 (5.81%) Server Building
4 4 (4.65%) Workflow
4 4 (4.65%) Fault Management
4 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.49%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.49%) CRM
5 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.33%) Coaching
6 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (2.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.33%) R
5 1 (1.16%) VBA
5 1 (1.16%) C
5 1 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (77.91%) MCSE
3 18 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (19.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (19.77%) CCNA
5 16 (18.60%) MCITP
6 14 (16.28%) MCP
7 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.95%) MCTS
8 12 (13.95%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.47%) CCA
11 6 (6.98%) Degree
12 5 (5.81%) MCDST
13 4 (4.65%) MCSM
13 4 (4.65%) A+ Certification
13 4 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (3.49%) MOS
14 3 (3.49%) CCEA
14 3 (3.49%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 4 (4.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.16%) COBIT
4 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.63%) XenApp
4 9 (10.47%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.14%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.49%) vSphere
8 2 (2.33%) vCloud
9 1 (1.16%) UAG
9 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 6 (6.98%) SCOM
3 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.16%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.16%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 66 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 45 (52.33%) VMware
3 22 (25.58%) Citrix
4 21 (24.42%) Cisco
5 9 (10.47%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.14%) IBM
6 7 (8.14%) HP
7 6 (6.98%) Juniper
8 3 (3.49%) Dell
8 3 (3.49%) Altiris
8 3 (3.49%) Spiceworks
9 2 (2.33%) Polycom
9 2 (2.33%) F5
9 2 (2.33%) BMC
9 2 (2.33%) CommVault
9 2 (2.33%) Remedy
9 2 (2.33%) McAfee
10 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.16%) Reuters
10 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
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