The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Oxfordshire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.39% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £240 £219
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+27.08% -31.42%
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
68 131 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.39% 28.67% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 74 34
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.40 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCSA
South East

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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon - 1 - - 4
Wantage - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) NetWare
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Novell
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) GroupWise
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) GroupWise
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) NetWare
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) CCENT
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) ACSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Novell eDirectory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Novell
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec