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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 100 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.18% 0.067% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.45% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£250 - £255
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 - £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £200 £226
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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
254 223 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.16% 14.96% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 113 59
Average daily rate £400 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.08 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% +3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -9 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Lync
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco