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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
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
269 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.25% 31.24% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 106
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) Intel
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Hitachi
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 4 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) Hitachi
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Intel