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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 93 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 13 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 4.02% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £243 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £303 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.74% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
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
294 174 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.61% 13.29% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 103 76
Average daily rate £375 £341 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.97% +13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 24
Average hourly rate £12.00 £23.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.93% +16.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.81 £23.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
3 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) ITIL
5 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (56.00%) VMware
7 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (48.00%) MCITP
8 12 (48.00%) MCSE
9 11 (44.00%) CCNA
9 11 (44.00%) Citrix
9 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
12 7 (28.00%) MS Office
13 6 (24.00%) MCP
13 6 (24.00%) DHCP
13 6 (24.00%) DNS
13 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
13 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
13 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
13 6 (24.00%) SCCM
13 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
14 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 5 (20.00%) NetApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) TPMS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DHCP
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) VLAN
2 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (16.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) PC Support
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (20.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) C
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (48.00%) MCSE
2 12 (48.00%) MCITP
3 11 (44.00%) CCNA
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) MCP
6 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) MCTS
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (8.00%) CCA
9 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (8.00%) CCNP
10 1 (4.00%) Degree
10 1 (4.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) NFS
4 4 (16.00%) Xen
5 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.00%) XenApp
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (16.00%) HP
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 3 (12.00%) Sophos
7 2 (8.00%) McAfee
8 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
8 1 (4.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (4.00%) IBM
8 1 (4.00%) Siemens
8 1 (4.00%) Avaya
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
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