The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 94 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.19% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.21% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £316 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +6.34%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
299 247 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.75% 15.68% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 123 135
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £487 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 29
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Derbyshire - 2 £500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) Dell
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (25.00%) MCSM
7 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) MCSM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) PMP
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (12.50%) CCA
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) VCAP
6 1 (12.50%) VCDX
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (12.50%) Sophos
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter