The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 60 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.59% 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 2.65% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£170 £160 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £238 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £15.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -39.50%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
131 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.59% 19.69% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 52
Average daily rate £350 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
Average hourly rate £47.00 £16.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.23% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.06 £14.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.74 £30.31 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region.

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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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
Colchester - 1 £170 -
Brentwood - - - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) NHS
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft