The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 54 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.37% 1.91% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 8.64% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
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£220 £220 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £303 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.74% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 81 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 21.69% 22.13% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 52 41
Average daily rate £350 £290 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £207 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -33.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £29.95 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix