The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 57 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% - 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
130 134 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.25% 20.81% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 97 39
Average daily rate £325 £416 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £253 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £549 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +49.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £27.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Oxfordshire region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Oxfordshire region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (28.57%) APMP
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) EMC

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (14.29%) WebEx
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) APMP
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ACSA
4 1 (14.29%) CCENT
4 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Meru Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Polycom
2 1 (14.29%) QNAP
2 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Tandberg
2 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard