The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 377 340 388
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +48
Contract jobs citing MCSA 39 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.15% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 13
Average daily rate £325 £215 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £123 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £206
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -21.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.75 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4075 3377 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.46% 15.36% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 2033 2316
Average daily rate £413 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 112 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCSA
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 13 £230 -51.57% 8
Harrow - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (82.35%) Windows
3 66 (77.65%) MCSE
4 49 (57.65%) ITIL
5 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
5 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
6 34 (40.00%) VMware
7 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (35.29%) Citrix
9 29 (34.12%) MCP
10 26 (30.59%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (29.41%) SQL
12 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
13 18 (21.18%) SAN
13 18 (21.18%) CCNA
14 17 (20.00%) Cisco
14 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 17 (20.00%) MS Office
14 17 (20.00%) XenApp
14 17 (20.00%) MCITP
15 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
15 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (17.65%) DNS
17 14 (16.47%) CCNP
18 13 (15.29%) Service Management
18 13 (15.29%) Law

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) IIS
3 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) Lync
7 2 (2.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Office
2 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) SAN
2 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.65%) DNS
4 12 (14.12%) DHCP
5 11 (12.94%) Firewall
6 10 (11.76%) LAN
7 9 (10.59%) WAN
8 5 (5.88%) Internet
8 5 (5.88%) Wireless
9 4 (4.71%) VoIP
9 4 (4.71%) Network Security
10 3 (3.53%) SSL
10 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.35%) HTTP
11 2 (2.35%) VPN
11 2 (2.35%) VLAN
11 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.18%) IMAP
12 1 (1.18%) BIG-IP
12 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.35%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (15.29%) Law
2 11 (12.94%) Finance
3 10 (11.76%) Banking
4 8 (9.41%) Legal
5 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.53%) Advertising
6 3 (3.53%) Games
7 2 (2.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) Architect
5 6 (7.06%) IT Support
6 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.88%) DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Senior SQL DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.71%) Senior DBA
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
1 2 (2.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Clustering
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.53%) NHS
6 3 (3.53%) GIS
7 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.35%) Statistics
7 2 (2.35%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.35%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.35%) CMDB
8 1 (1.18%) FMCG
8 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 70 (82.35%) Windows
2 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (12.94%) Linux
5 8 (9.41%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.53%) UNIX
8 2 (2.35%) AIX
8 2 (2.35%) Solaris
8 2 (2.35%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) ITIL
2 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (15.29%) Service Management
3 13 (15.29%) Load Balancing
4 12 (14.12%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (14.12%) Migration
5 7 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.06%) PRINCE
7 5 (5.88%) Change Control
8 4 (4.71%) Workflow
8 4 (4.71%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.53%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.53%) Information Security
9 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (3.53%) Project Management
9 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) SQL
2 12 (14.12%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VB
4 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.53%) VBScript
4 3 (3.53%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (77.65%) MCSE
3 29 (34.12%) MCP
4 26 (30.59%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (21.18%) CCNA
6 17 (20.00%) MCITP
7 14 (16.47%) CCNP
8 9 (10.59%) CISSP
9 7 (8.24%) MCTS
10 6 (7.06%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (5.88%) ISACA
11 5 (5.88%) Degree
11 5 (5.88%) CCSE
11 5 (5.88%) JNCIP
11 5 (5.88%) JNCIE
11 5 (5.88%) CISM
11 5 (5.88%) CCSA
11 5 (5.88%) CCIE
11 5 (5.88%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 4 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.00%) XenApp
4 13 (15.29%) vSphere
5 12 (14.12%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (4.71%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.35%) VMware GSX
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Veritas File System
9 2 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.35%) YUM
4 2 (2.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.18%) WMI
5 1 (1.18%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.00%) VMware
3 30 (35.29%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) Cisco
5 11 (12.94%) McAfee
5 11 (12.94%) Juniper
6 9 (10.59%) NetApp
7 8 (9.41%) Oracle
8 7 (8.24%) EMC
9 6 (7.06%) Dell
10 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.53%) Acunetix
11 3 (3.53%) Aruba
11 3 (3.53%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.53%) IBM
12 2 (2.35%) Veritas
12 2 (2.35%) Apple
12 2 (2.35%) Sun
12 2 (2.35%) HP
12 2 (2.35%) Hitachi
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