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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 70 66
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.17% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £24.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
108 184 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.51% 18.24% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 105 92
Median daily rate £523 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.62% +19.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £235 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.77 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.17% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £33.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management

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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) ICT Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) ICT Support
1 2 (100.00%) ICT Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft