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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 85 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.36% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 2.37% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+29.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £12.69 £12.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +12.00%
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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
174 169 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.53% 15.27% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 90 59
Average daily rate £351 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.69 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) CCNA
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) MCITP
5 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (44.44%) ACSA
5 4 (44.44%) MCDST
5 4 (44.44%) MCTS
5 4 (44.44%) ACSP
5 4 (44.44%) CCDP
5 4 (44.44%) RHCE
5 4 (44.44%) IBM Certification
5 4 (44.44%) Apple
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) EMC
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) CCIP
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 4 (44.44%) RHCSA
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) Android
6 3 (33.33%) People Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Network Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) ACSA
4 4 (44.44%) MCDST
4 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 4 (44.44%) ACSP
4 4 (44.44%) CCDP
4 4 (44.44%) RHCE
4 4 (44.44%) IBM Certification
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) CCIP
4 4 (44.44%) RHCSA
5 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Xen
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix