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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 354 360 346
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 41 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 1.15% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 23
Average daily rate
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£255 £343 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.54% +71.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £167 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £14.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+41.07% +19.14%
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
4038 3752 3205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.98% 17.09% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2348 1987
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 89 105
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.70 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 March 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 March 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 +4 14 £350 +7.69% 12
Croydon - 2 £160 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (87.50%) Windows
3 57 (71.25%) Microsoft
4 56 (70.00%) MCSE
5 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
6 39 (48.75%) VMware
7 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
8 27 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (33.75%) Cisco
8 27 (33.75%) Citrix
9 24 (30.00%) ITIL
10 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
10 23 (28.75%) MS Office
10 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
12 20 (25.00%) Blackberry
12 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (23.75%) MCP
14 17 (21.25%) XenApp
15 16 (20.00%) SLA
16 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (18.75%) SCCM
17 14 (17.50%) MCITP
17 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (17.50%) Finance
17 14 (17.50%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (17.50%) CCNA
18 13 (16.25%) MCTS
18 13 (16.25%) Hyper-V
19 12 (15.00%) Windows XP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.00%) IIS
6 4 (5.00%) Lync
7 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.25%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (28.75%) MS Office
1 23 (28.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) VPN
2 9 (11.25%) LAN
2 9 (11.25%) SAN
2 9 (11.25%) Firewall
3 8 (10.00%) WAN
4 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.75%) NetScaler
5 6 (7.50%) Internet
6 5 (6.25%) DNS
7 4 (5.00%) DHCP
8 3 (3.75%) PBX
8 3 (3.75%) Extranet
8 3 (3.75%) Intranet
8 3 (3.75%) Wireless
8 3 (3.75%) Network Security
8 3 (3.75%) VLAN
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.50%) SNMP
10 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Law
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Support Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) IT Support
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
11 3 (3.75%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) .NET
1 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.50%) HTML
3 3 (3.75%) WCF
3 3 (3.75%) WF
3 3 (3.75%) Silverlight
3 3 (3.75%) JSP
3 3 (3.75%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) XSLT
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.75%) iPhone
4 3 (3.75%) iPad
4 3 (3.75%) CMDB
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 70 (87.50%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
3 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (11.25%) Linux
8 7 (8.75%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.00%) Android
10 3 (3.75%) UNIX
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (2.50%) Debian
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.25%) Solaris
12 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (7.50%) Change Management
2 6 (7.50%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.00%) Migration
3 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (5.00%) Service Management
3 4 (5.00%) Network Management
4 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.75%) Analytics
4 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.75%) Workflow
4 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.75%) Document Management
5 2 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.50%) Change Control
5 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.75%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
7 1 (1.25%) VBA
7 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (70.00%) MCSE
3 19 (23.75%) MCP
4 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (17.50%) CCNA
5 14 (17.50%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (17.50%) MCITP
6 13 (16.25%) MCTS
7 9 (11.25%) CCA
8 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.75%) MCDST
10 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (6.25%) MOS
11 5 (6.25%) CCEA
11 5 (6.25%) Degree
11 5 (6.25%) CCEE
12 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) COBIT
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
2 27 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (21.25%) XenApp
4 13 (16.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.25%) Xen
5 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.00%) vSphere
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.25%) UAG
9 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.25%) WMI
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (71.25%) Microsoft
2 39 (48.75%) VMware
3 27 (33.75%) Cisco
3 27 (33.75%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) HP
5 8 (10.00%) Altiris
6 7 (8.75%) Symantec
7 6 (7.50%) Reuters
8 5 (6.25%) NetApp
8 5 (6.25%) EMC
8 5 (6.25%) Wyse
8 5 (6.25%) Juniper
8 5 (6.25%) FactSet
9 4 (5.00%) Dell
10 3 (3.75%) IBM
10 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.75%) Spiceworks
10 3 (3.75%) Polycom
11 2 (2.50%) F5
11 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
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