The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
178 234 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.34% 33.48% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 111 72
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 12
Average hourly rate £48.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.75 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £28.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Wales - 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Power BI
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) Power BI
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco