The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.39% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £185 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
200 276 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.61% 27.06% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 158 145
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -
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 Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (40.00%) Yammer
3 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
1 2 (40.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Mac Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware