The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 26 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.06% 0.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
Northamptonshire

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

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.49% 13.10% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 21
Average daily rate £400 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £17.13 £13.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.36% +27.13%
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 Northampton

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

MCSA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) CCDA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Driving Licence
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCDA
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware