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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 96 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.57% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 4.42% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£239 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £160 £240
% change year-on-year
+78.12% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +22.44%
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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
267 181 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.19% 12.99% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 75 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.62 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.06 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) OpenScape
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) NFS
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) OpenScape
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) NFS
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Siemens
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos