The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 37 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.31% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 3.92% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
MCSA
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
34 51 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.56% 14.96% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 58
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.25 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £46.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware