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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 372 371 367
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 31 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.24% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 13
Average daily rate
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£215 £370 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +64.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £265 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £225
% change year-on-year
+35.78% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £14.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year
+11.75% -22.39%
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
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 7 £215 -44.51% 6
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (82.43%) Windows
3 51 (68.92%) MCSE
4 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
5 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
6 37 (50.00%) VMware
7 27 (36.49%) MS Excel
8 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
9 22 (29.73%) Cisco
10 21 (28.38%) Citrix
11 20 (27.03%) MCP
12 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
12 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (24.32%) MS Office
13 18 (24.32%) Finance
14 17 (22.97%) MCITP
15 16 (21.62%) Blackberry
15 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (21.62%) ITIL
15 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (20.27%) SLA
17 13 (17.57%) CCNA
17 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (16.22%) MCTS
18 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
18 12 (16.22%) XenApp
19 11 (14.86%) SCCM
20 10 (13.51%) Symantec
20 10 (13.51%) NetApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.41%) Lync
5 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.35%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (36.49%) MS Excel
2 18 (24.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) assyst
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) Firewall
2 8 (10.81%) SAN
3 7 (9.46%) DNS
3 7 (9.46%) NetScaler
4 6 (8.11%) LAN
5 5 (6.76%) WAN
5 5 (6.76%) DHCP
5 5 (6.76%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.41%) Intranet
6 4 (5.41%) Internet
6 4 (5.41%) Extranet
6 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.41%) Wireless
7 3 (4.05%) VLAN
7 3 (4.05%) SNMP
8 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.70%) NAS
8 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.05%) SAP HANA
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) DTS
3 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Support Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Desktop Support
3 12 (16.22%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) IT Support
7 6 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) HTML
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
1 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.41%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) XSLT
2 4 (5.41%) WCF
2 4 (5.41%) WF
2 4 (5.41%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) CMDB
4 4 (5.41%) iPhone
4 4 (5.41%) iPad
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Replication
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.35%) PDA
7 1 (1.35%) CCTV
7 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 61 (82.43%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows 7
3 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.81%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.11%) Linux
7 5 (6.76%) UNIX
7 5 (6.76%) Android
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 7 (9.46%) Network Management
3 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.76%) Service Management
5 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.41%) Workflow
5 4 (5.41%) Document Management
5 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.41%) Analytics
6 3 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.05%) ETL
6 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.05%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.05%) Migration
7 2 (2.70%) Change Management
7 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.70%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.46%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) C#
4 4 (5.41%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (68.92%) MCSE
3 20 (27.03%) MCP
4 17 (22.97%) MCITP
5 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (17.57%) CCNA
6 12 (16.22%) MCTS
7 9 (12.16%) Degree
8 8 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (8.11%) CCEA
9 6 (8.11%) CCEE
10 5 (6.76%) A+ Certification
10 5 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (5.41%) MOS
11 4 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (5.41%) MCDST
11 4 (5.41%) CCA
11 4 (5.41%) MCT
11 4 (5.41%) CCNP
11 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.22%) XenApp
4 7 (9.46%) Xen
5 6 (8.11%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.05%) vSphere
8 2 (2.70%) NFS
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.70%) XenMobile
4 2 (2.70%) WSUS
5 1 (1.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 37 (50.00%) VMware
3 22 (29.73%) Cisco
4 21 (28.38%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) Symantec
5 10 (13.51%) NetApp
6 9 (12.16%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Altiris
8 5 (6.76%) Reuters
8 5 (6.76%) Wyse
8 5 (6.76%) FactSet
8 5 (6.76%) Dell
8 5 (6.76%) EMC
9 3 (4.05%) SAP
10 2 (2.70%) Veeam
10 2 (2.70%) F5
10 2 (2.70%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.70%) Polycom
11 1 (1.35%) ProCurve
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