The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 114 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.20% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.75% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £168 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.73% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -8.10%
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 Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
507 668 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.12% 26.56% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 350 319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.83% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.90 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.09 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 9 (60.00%) Marketing
4 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) CSS
5 8 (53.33%) MCSD
5 8 (53.33%) IPv6
5 8 (53.33%) DHCP
5 8 (53.33%) HTTP
5 8 (53.33%) IPsec
5 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
5 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (53.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 8 (53.33%) Public Cloud
6 7 (46.67%) Presales
6 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
6 7 (46.67%) Process Improvement
6 7 (46.67%) Workflow
6 7 (46.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 8 (53.33%) HTTP
2 8 (53.33%) IPsec
2 8 (53.33%) IPv6
2 8 (53.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (53.33%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
General
1 9 (60.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Network Support
2 6 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
1 8 (53.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
2 7 (46.67%) Presales
2 7 (46.67%) Process Improvement
2 7 (46.67%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) VB
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 10 (66.67%) Degree
4 8 (53.33%) MCSD
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) Hitachi
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Intel
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat