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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 137 142 106
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -36
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.19% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 1.04% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate
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£188 £170 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £117 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £280 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +11.29%
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
541 578 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.35% 18.43% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 287 220
Average daily rate £360 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 33 33
Average hourly rate £21.01 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.59 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Suffolk - 3 £338 -
Bedfordshire +15 2 £200 -42.85%
Cambridgeshire -6 2 £130 +10.63% 1
Norfolk +12 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) MCITP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) VoIP
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) UNIX
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) Firewall
8 3 (20.00%) MOS
8 3 (20.00%) MCTS
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (20.00%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Lync
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DHCP
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) WebEx
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Database Security
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.67%) BCP
4 1 (6.67%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) MCITP
4 3 (20.00%) MCTS
4 3 (20.00%) MOS
5 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Nokia
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec