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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 130 132
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.11% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 0.60% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate £388 £325 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +91.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £285 £160
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +78.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+122.72% +6.45%
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
446 498 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.58% 18.70% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 241 254
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 42
Average hourly rate £42.57 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.21% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +9 3 £388 +19.23% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Migration
7 5 (33.33%) Dell
7 5 (33.33%) VCP5
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
8 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (26.67%) VCP6
8 4 (26.67%) NetApp
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) Unix
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (20.00%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Wiki
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) VCP5
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (26.67%) VCP6
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
6 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCP
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Sage
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Toshiba
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam