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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / East of England
Rank 120 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.41% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 1.90% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -29.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £39.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-56.41% +88.36%

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
452 473 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.78% 19.98% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 242 210
Median daily rate £380 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 45
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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
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 27 February 2017.

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
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 February 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 +3 3 £400 -
Essex -4 2 £135 - 1
Hertfordshire -9 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (84.62%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) CCNA
6 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (23.08%) SAN

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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (15.38%) Life Science
2 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MOS
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
6 1 (7.69%) CCIP
6 1 (7.69%) CCSP
6 1 (7.69%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) EMC