The table below looks at the statistics for ACSA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACSA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)
Rank - - 551
Contract jobs citing ACSA 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

ACSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ACSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ACSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACSA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ACSA within the UK.

ACSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ACSA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ACSA within the UK.

ACSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ACSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) MCSA
3 5 (62.50%) IBM Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Apple
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CCIP
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 5 (62.50%) CCDP
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) EMC
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) RHCE
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) MCDST
3 5 (62.50%) MCTS
3 5 (62.50%) MCITP
3 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (62.50%) ACSP
3 5 (62.50%) RHCSA
4 4 (50.00%) Android
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Avaya
5 3 (37.50%) GCIH
5 3 (37.50%) GIAC

ACSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Security Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Network Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Cyber Security
2 3 (37.50%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) MCSA
1 5 (62.50%) IBM Certification
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) CCIP
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) CCDP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) RHCE
1 5 (62.50%) MCDST
1 5 (62.50%) MCTS
1 5 (62.50%) MCITP
1 5 (62.50%) ACSP
1 5 (62.50%) RHCSA
2 3 (37.50%) GCIH
2 3 (37.50%) GIAC
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds