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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 76 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 1.57% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £198 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.53% -28.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+26.35% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -25.96%
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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
179 127 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.12% 10.85% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 52 88
Average daily rate £375 £294 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 11 (78.57%) MCSE
3 10 (71.43%) MCTS
3 10 (71.43%) MCITP
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (50.00%) CCNA
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) Citrix
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) MCP
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) IBM
7 5 (35.71%) SAN
8 4 (28.57%) ACSA
8 4 (28.57%) MCDST
8 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) SCOM
8 4 (28.57%) IBM Certification
8 4 (28.57%) RHCE
8 4 (28.57%) Apple
8 4 (28.57%) Symantec
8 4 (28.57%) Sophos
8 4 (28.57%) CCNP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) DMZ
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Network Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Support Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCSE
3 10 (71.43%) MCTS
3 10 (71.43%) MCITP
4 7 (50.00%) CCNA
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (42.86%) MCP
6 4 (28.57%) ACSA
6 4 (28.57%) MCDST
6 4 (28.57%) IBM Certification
6 4 (28.57%) RHCE
6 4 (28.57%) CCNP
6 4 (28.57%) CCIP
6 4 (28.57%) CCDP
6 4 (28.57%) ACSP
7 2 (14.29%) CCA
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Apple
5 4 (28.57%) Symantec
5 4 (28.57%) Sophos
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) EMC
5 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 3 (21.43%) Avaya
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.14%) Spiceworks
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) McAfee
7 1 (7.14%) NetApp