The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 28 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.68% - 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
MCSA
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.80% 10.79% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 17
Average daily rate £450 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £320 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £45.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.57% +167.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MCSA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) iPhone
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Eikon
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) iPhone
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg