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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 77 80 90
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.18% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 1.12% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£175 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +12.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.19%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
159 178 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.68% 15.96% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 84 82
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £229 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 23
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £34.70 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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 23 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) MCSE
2 11 (84.62%) MCTS
3 10 (76.92%) ITIL
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
5 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 8 (61.54%) MCP
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (53.85%) MCITP
7 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) CCNA
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
8 4 (30.77%) iPad
8 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 4 (30.77%) Symantec
8 4 (30.77%) SAN
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 4 (30.77%) SLA
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco
8 4 (30.77%) IBM
8 4 (30.77%) SQL
8 4 (30.77%) MS Office
8 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
8 4 (30.77%) Wireless
8 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
8 4 (30.77%) Sophos
8 4 (30.77%) MCDST

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (7.69%) Intranet
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Security Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security Manager
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Support Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
1 4 (30.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) MCTS
2 11 (84.62%) MCSE
3 8 (61.54%) MCP
4 7 (53.85%) MCITP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (38.46%) CCNA
6 4 (30.77%) MCDST
7 3 (23.08%) ACSA
7 3 (23.08%) ACSP
7 3 (23.08%) RHCE
7 3 (23.08%) IBM Certification
7 3 (23.08%) CCDP
7 3 (23.08%) CCNP
7 3 (23.08%) CCIP
8 1 (7.69%) CCA
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Sophos
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks