The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% - 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.50%
MCSA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
276 159 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.02% 12.88% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 71 82
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £215 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.99 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £53.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (85.00%) Windows
4 16 (80.00%) ITIL
5 11 (55.00%) MCITP
6 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (40.00%) Citrix
7 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (35.00%) MCSE
8 7 (35.00%) MS Office
9 6 (30.00%) MCP
9 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (25.00%) CCNA
10 5 (25.00%) Migration
10 5 (25.00%) Change Management
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (20.00%) SAN
11 4 (20.00%) SLA
11 4 (20.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) SCCM
11 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (20.00%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) TPMS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) PC Support
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Handset
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (55.00%) MCITP
3 7 (35.00%) MCSE
4 6 (30.00%) MCP
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (10.00%) CCA
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (10.00%) CCNP
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (5.00%) Degree
9 1 (5.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Sophos
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Siemens
5 1 (5.00%) MobileIron