The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.37% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £165 £170 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
469 397 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.43% 15.72% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 190 200
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 46 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.22 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.23% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.82 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.70 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire - 5 £165 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Essex -7 1 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) MCSE
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) ITIL
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (33.33%) MCP
7 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) VCP5
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Unix
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
8 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) NetApp
9 3 (20.00%) Dell
9 3 (20.00%) WAN
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) MCITP
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Migration

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) MCP
3 5 (33.33%) VCP5
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (20.00%) VCP6
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Intel
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos