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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South West
Rank 133 136 146
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.075% 0.30% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.88% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £227 £363 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.37% -14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £335 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £400 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
891 1028 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.21% 34.84% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 657 608
Median daily rate £410 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 66 47
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 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
Devon - 1 £185 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £269 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (40.00%) MCPD
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) ITSM

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 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Power BI
1 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Server Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCDA
4 2 (40.00%) CNA
4 2 (40.00%) CNE
4 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) MCPD
4 2 (40.00%) MCSD
4 2 (40.00%) Novell Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Novell
4 1 (20.00%) Computacenter
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy