The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 135 139 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -38
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.095% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.33% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
988 897 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.18% 28.35% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 569 356
Average daily rate £399 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire 0 5 £135 -34.14%
Dorset -2 3 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 £178 -
Devon - 1 £375 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (85.00%) MCSE
4 14 (70.00%) Windows
5 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) SCCM
8 7 (35.00%) Retail
9 6 (30.00%) Clustering
9 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (30.00%) ITIL
9 6 (30.00%) Citrix
9 6 (30.00%) Lync
10 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
10 5 (25.00%) Migration
10 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (20.00%) MCITP
11 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
11 4 (20.00%) SCOM
11 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 3 (15.00%) SQL
12 3 (15.00%) MS Office
13 2 (10.00%) Change Management
13 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (10.00%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (30.00%) Lync
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) PC Support
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) ICT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) ISMS
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) MCSE
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) CCEE
6 1 (5.00%) VCP5
6 1 (5.00%) MCP
6 1 (5.00%) CHFI
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow