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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 136 147 142
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £185 £229 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.12% +30.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
902 1031 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.28% 32.31% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 654 632
Median daily rate £400 £385 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 74
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.35 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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
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
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 4 December 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
Devon +7 2 £185 -22.10% 1
Bristol - 2 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) MCSE
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (46.15%) Windows
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (30.77%) XenApp
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
8 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
8 4 (30.77%) Project Management
8 4 (30.77%) WAN
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (30.77%) DNS
8 4 (30.77%) CCA
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2

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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) ADSL
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) ISDN
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Skype
4 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Power BI
3 2 (15.38%) PowerPivot
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (7.69%) OLAP
4 1 (7.69%) OLTP
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) tSQLt
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Server Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) CCA
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) MCP
5 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) CCDA
5 2 (15.38%) CNA
5 2 (15.38%) CNE
5 2 (15.38%) MCDBA
5 2 (15.38%) MCITP
5 2 (15.38%) MCPD
5 2 (15.38%) MCSD
5 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Novell Certification
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (7.69%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Dell KACE
4 2 (15.38%) Novell
4 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp