The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 July 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 South Wales 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 43 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.93% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £420 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £251 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -21.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
200 122 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.00% 28.44% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 65 44
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSA
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MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
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Vacancies
Cardiff - - - -
Newport - - - -
MCSA
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MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
1 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (50.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (50.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) AppSense