The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 70 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.44% 0.23% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £239 £178 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.36% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -12.82%
MCSA
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
208 188 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.83% 21.41% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 143 126
Median daily rate £355 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £507 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -38.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.67 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bristol region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) CCA
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Dell KACE

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCA
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Dell KACE
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Dell