The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 July 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 127 141 145
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.28% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 0.95% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £600 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £303 £223
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +35.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +11.66%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
987 951 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.36% 29.65% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 566 568
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 38
Median hourly rate £38.50 £41.62 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.49% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCSA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire -4 5 £600 +20.00% 1
Bristol 0 4 £420 +154.54% 2
Somerset - 3 £290 - 1
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Dorset -7 1 £180 -52.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £638 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) VMware
4 14 (66.67%) MCSE
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
6 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (57.14%) Citrix
7 10 (47.62%) SAN
7 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
7 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
7 10 (47.62%) Private Cloud
8 9 (42.86%) Migration
9 8 (38.10%) MCSD
9 8 (38.10%) Web Services
9 8 (38.10%) XML
9 8 (38.10%) XSD
9 8 (38.10%) WSDL
9 8 (38.10%) SOA
9 8 (38.10%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (38.10%) Docker
9 8 (38.10%) REST
9 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (38.10%) Xen
10 7 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
10 7 (33.33%) MODAF
10 7 (33.33%) HL7
10 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) ADSL
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) OLTP
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) tSQLt
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) MODAF Architect
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) REST
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
1 8 (38.10%) WSDL
1 8 (38.10%) XML
1 8 (38.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Private Cloud
2 5 (23.81%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) SOA
2 8 (38.10%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (33.33%) MODAF
3 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 7 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.76%) Change Control
7 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) MCSE
3 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) MCSD
5 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) MCP
7 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
7 2 (9.52%) CCA
7 2 (9.52%) CCNA
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) HL7
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (38.10%) Docker
3 8 (38.10%) Xen
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 15 (71.43%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) SAP