The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 59 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.68% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 2.54% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £363 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +202.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £316 £220
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+104.16% +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 Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 118 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.75% 14.84% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 65 54
Median daily rate £400 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.77 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% -26.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Cambridge +23 4 - - 1
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) Dell
4 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (57.14%) VCP5
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) VCP6
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Mac OS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) VCP5
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) VCP6
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Dell
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Cognos
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle