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 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 40 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.91% 0.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £263 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
20 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.13% 13.21% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Median daily rate £375 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Chester region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Local Government
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (14.29%) Project Management
7 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) VBScript
7 1 (14.29%) VB

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