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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 142 135
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 1.77% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Median daily rate £221 £344 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.63% +99.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £238 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £459 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
465 565 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.15% 18.09% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 314 281
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 31
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.14% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 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
Hertfordshire +22 6 £221 -31.92% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 3 - -
Bedfordshire +2 1 - - 1
Norfolk 0 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 9 (50.00%) SCCM
6 8 (44.44%) MCITP
6 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 7 (38.89%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) VMware
7 7 (38.89%) Office 365
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (33.33%) Citrix
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) DNS
9 5 (27.78%) MCSE
9 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 4 (22.22%) Wiki
10 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (22.22%) Internet

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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) MS Access
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Wiki
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 4 (22.22%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (11.11%) ERP
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Server Building
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) MCITP
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (27.78%) MCSE
5 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (11.11%) MCP
7 2 (11.11%) VCP5
7 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Cognos
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Apple
7 1 (5.56%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Sage
7 1 (5.56%) Toshiba
7 1 (5.56%) Veeam