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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 13 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.33% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £288 £150
% change year-on-year
+16.95% +91.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +6.45%
MCSA
Berkshire

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
300 312 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.10% 31.42% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 157 138
Average daily rate £400 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 4
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) TCP/IP
2 16 (94.12%) Hyper-V
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) IPsec
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
5 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (47.06%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (47.06%) IBM
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
5 8 (47.06%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) MCSE
5 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
5 8 (47.06%) HTTP
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) MCP
5 8 (47.06%) MCSD
5 8 (47.06%) IPv6
5 8 (47.06%) CCNA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
2 8 (47.06%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) HTTP
2 8 (47.06%) IPsec
2 8 (47.06%) IPv6
2 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 8 (47.06%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (41.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) CSS
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
1 8 (47.06%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
2 7 (41.18%) Presales
2 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
2 7 (41.18%) Workflow
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) C++
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
1 6 (35.29%) VB
1 6 (35.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) MCP
2 8 (47.06%) MCSD
2 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) CCAA
3 1 (5.88%) CCENT
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Hyper-V
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Dell
3 8 (47.06%) Hitachi
3 8 (47.06%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) IBM
3 8 (47.06%) Intel
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) NetScout
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago