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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 50 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.53% 0.21% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 1.19% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £135 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-48.57% +69.04%

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
98 84 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.99% 17.83% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 42 52
Median daily rate £350 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £850 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £32.00 £32.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 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
Basildon - 1 £135 -
Witham - 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle