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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 50 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 0.67% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 2.83% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £170 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
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
84 106 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.37% 23.61% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 52
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £50.02 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) PC Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) PC Support
1 1 (100.00%) PC Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM