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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 120 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.42% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £394 £350 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +105.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £162 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
427 494 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.37% 19.15% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 230 281
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 47
Median hourly rate £34.00 £32.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +82.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.32 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.14 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 3
Essex - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 5 (29.41%) MCSE
8 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) DHCP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) Citrix
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) Office 365
8 5 (29.41%) MCITP
9 4 (23.53%) SCCM
9 4 (23.53%) XenApp
9 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
9 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco
10 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 3 (17.65%) WAN
10 3 (17.65%) MS Office
10 3 (17.65%) MySQL
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) MS Excel

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 2 (11.76%) NAS
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
4 2 (11.76%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Supervisor
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Wiki
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) Life Science
2 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
2 3 (17.65%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCITP
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) A+ Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (17.65%) MOS
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Cognos
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