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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 36 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.86% 0.75% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 3.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£220 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.21 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -
MCSA
South East

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
83 77 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 22.02% 19.35% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 54
Average daily rate £290 £344 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.63% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £549 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.21 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.21% -33.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £20.55 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £41.15 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Gatwick -4 2 £280 -
Horsham 0 1 £203 -
Crawley - - - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MS Exchange
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (81.25%) VMware
4 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 13 (81.25%) ITIL
5 12 (75.00%) MCP
5 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (62.50%) SCCM
6 10 (62.50%) Linux
6 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
7 9 (56.25%) Citrix
7 9 (56.25%) Internet
7 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
7 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (56.25%) IIS
7 9 (56.25%) DHCP
7 9 (56.25%) DNS
7 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
7 9 (56.25%) PKI
7 9 (56.25%) UAG
7 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (56.25%) Office 365
7 9 (56.25%) IaaS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (56.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (56.25%) IIS
3 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (56.25%) Office 365
2 9 (56.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
1 9 (56.25%) Internet
1 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) MCP
3 5 (31.25%) MCTS
3 5 (31.25%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) MCDST
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) UAG
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Kaseya
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam