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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 353 365 396
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +31
Contract jobs citing MCSA 46 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.33% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £416 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3728 3531 3724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.81% 14.56% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 2153 2221
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £587 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 124 138
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +4 9 £275 -31.25% 7
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 67 (80.72%) Windows
3 52 (62.65%) Microsoft
4 49 (59.04%) MCSE
5 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
6 39 (46.99%) ITIL
7 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (32.53%) VMware
9 25 (30.12%) Citrix
9 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (28.92%) MCITP
11 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
12 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (24.10%) CCNA
13 20 (24.10%) Cisco
13 20 (24.10%) SQL
14 19 (22.89%) MCP
15 16 (19.28%) SCCM
16 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
17 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
17 14 (16.87%) MCTS
17 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
17 14 (16.87%) MS Office
17 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
18 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (15.66%) XenApp
18 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (14.46%) Degree
19 12 (14.46%) Computer Science

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) IIS
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Lync
8 1 (1.20%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Office
1 14 (16.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Firewall
2 9 (10.84%) DNS
3 8 (9.64%) LAN
4 7 (8.43%) WAN
4 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.43%) SAN
5 6 (7.23%) DHCP
6 5 (6.02%) VPN
7 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.61%) VoIP
7 3 (3.61%) Internet
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.41%) Network Security
8 2 (2.41%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.41%) SMTP
8 2 (2.41%) SNMP
9 1 (1.20%) ADSL
9 1 (1.20%) Wireless
9 1 (1.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.41%) DTS
7 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.41%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.20%) MySQL
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MSI
2 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Law
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (12.05%) Analyst
1 10 (12.05%) Support Analyst
1 10 (12.05%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.84%) Desktop Support
3 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) IT Support
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Support
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Architect
5 6 (7.23%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) HTML
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.20%) CSS
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
1 1 (1.20%) XML
1 1 (1.20%) XSLT
1 1 (1.20%) WAP
1 1 (1.20%) VML
1 1 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) CMDB
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.41%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.20%) Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) CCTV
6 1 (1.20%) Handset
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 67 (80.72%) Windows
2 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (18.07%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.05%) Linux
7 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.02%) Mac OS X
8 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.82%) UNIX
9 4 (4.82%) Solaris
10 3 (3.61%) Android
11 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (12.05%) Service Management
4 9 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.23%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.82%) Change Management
7 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.82%) Network Management
7 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.41%) Change Control
9 2 (2.41%) Workflow
9 2 (2.41%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) SQL
2 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.82%) Perl
5 2 (2.41%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.20%) PowerHouse
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
6 1 (1.20%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) C#
6 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (59.04%) MCSE
3 25 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (28.92%) MCITP
5 20 (24.10%) CCNA
6 19 (22.89%) MCP
7 14 (16.87%) MCTS
8 12 (14.46%) Degree
9 9 (10.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (10.84%) CCNP
10 7 (8.43%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (8.43%) JNCIP
10 7 (8.43%) CCSA
11 6 (7.23%) CISM
11 6 (7.23%) CISSP
12 5 (6.02%) CCIE
12 5 (6.02%) CCA
12 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (6.02%) JNCIE
12 5 (6.02%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 7 (8.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.61%) QA
4 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (51.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.66%) XenApp
3 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.82%) vSphere
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.41%) Xen
7 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) NFS
8 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) SCOM
2 4 (4.82%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.82%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.61%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.20%) WMI
4 1 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (62.65%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.53%) VMware
3 25 (30.12%) Citrix
4 20 (24.10%) Cisco
5 7 (8.43%) Juniper
5 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.23%) EMC
6 6 (7.23%) NetApp
6 6 (7.23%) Symantec
6 6 (7.23%) Remedy
6 6 (7.23%) Oracle
7 5 (6.02%) HP
7 5 (6.02%) McAfee
7 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.82%) Apple
8 4 (4.82%) Sophos
9 3 (3.61%) F5
9 3 (3.61%) Bomgar
9 3 (3.61%) Reuters
9 3 (3.61%) Bloomberg
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