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 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 66 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.087% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 0.61% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.58% +19.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -8.10%
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
118 165 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.92% 14.41% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 96 92
Median daily rate £448 £421 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £309 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 27
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -8.78%
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 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 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
Winsford - 2 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) ICT Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) ICT Support
1 2 (50.00%) ICT Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense