The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 74 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.092% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+26.35% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -25.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
255 394 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.56% 36.31% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 190 100
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £22.00
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 Reading

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
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