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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 94 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.56% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 4.35% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£165 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £170 £275
% change year-on-year
+70.58% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +12.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +36.36%
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
235 161 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.49% 12.80% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 69 47
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.75 £22.38 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
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 27 March 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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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
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Xen
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
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 27 March 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 Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
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%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
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 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Xen
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) MobileIron