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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.20% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +50.00%
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
24 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.17% 20.57% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 11
Average daily rate £250 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £208 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) Local Government
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 7 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware