The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 78 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.21% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 1.60% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £213
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 125 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.79% 12.95% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 75
Average daily rate £365 £292 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £126 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.29 £28.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSA
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) MCSE
4 9 (75.00%) Windows
5 8 (66.67%) MCTS
6 6 (50.00%) MCITP
6 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (50.00%) MCP
6 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (41.67%) VPN
7 5 (41.67%) SLA
7 5 (41.67%) MS Office
7 5 (41.67%) Wireless
8 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
8 4 (33.33%) MCDST
8 4 (33.33%) iPad
9 3 (25.00%) RHCE
9 3 (25.00%) HP
9 3 (25.00%) EMC
9 3 (25.00%) Citrix
9 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
9 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (25.00%) Apple
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (25.00%) Cisco
9 3 (25.00%) IBM

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Intranet
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Service Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 4 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Android
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) MCTS
4 6 (50.00%) MCITP
4 6 (50.00%) MCP
5 4 (33.33%) MCDST
6 3 (25.00%) RHCE
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
6 3 (25.00%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) CCIP
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) CCDP
6 3 (25.00%) ACSP
6 3 (25.00%) ACSA
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
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