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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 130 128 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.96% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £220 £226
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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
799 940 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.60% 32.17% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 608 336
Average daily rate £400 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 33
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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
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 2 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Dorset - 3 - - 2
Bristol -6 1 - - 4
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Retail
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Clustering
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 3 (27.27%) SCOM
7 3 (27.27%) Lync
7 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) Ant
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL
9 1 (9.09%) MCP
9 1 (9.09%) UNIX
9 1 (9.09%) VoIP
9 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (9.09%) CISSP
9 1 (9.09%) SAN
9 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
9 1 (9.09%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ant
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Services Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) ISMS
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) CISA
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (9.09%) CCEE
4 1 (9.09%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell