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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / East of England
Rank 116 116 126
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 1.57% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £381 £165 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.06% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +113.28%

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
403 445 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.97% 18.87% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 221 205
Median daily rate £375 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 69 41
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +131.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +1 3 £400 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £350 -
Essex - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) MCSE
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) CCNA
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) XenApp
7 3 (21.43%) MOS
7 3 (21.43%) MCITP

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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 2 (14.29%) Life Science
1 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (14.29%) Wiki
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
3 1 (7.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) MCITP
3 3 (21.43%) MOS
4 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) CCIP
5 1 (7.14%) CCSP
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (7.14%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
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