The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.11% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.72% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.86 - £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +6.34%
MCSA
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
151 138 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.53% 15.05% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 76
Median daily rate £407 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Chester -6 1 £220 -
Winsford - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Local Government
4 4 (57.14%) MCITP
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Office 365
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) BladeLogic
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) ICT Support
3 1 (14.29%) ICT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) BladeLogic
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) EMC