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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 129 135 139
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.70% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £619 £375 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% +62.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £375 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £375 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
993 862 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.64% 27.68% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 512 625
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 53
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 - 5 £600 - 1
Bristol +10 2 - - 1
Dorset -11 1 £180 -52.00% 5
Gloucestershire - 1 £638 - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) MCSE
3 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
4 18 (78.26%) VMware
5 17 (73.91%) Migration
5 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (73.91%) Windows Server
6 16 (69.57%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (52.17%) ITIL
8 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (39.13%) Citrix
9 9 (39.13%) SAN
9 9 (39.13%) NetApp
9 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
9 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (34.78%) Docker
10 8 (34.78%) REST
10 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (34.78%) Private Cloud
10 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
10 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
10 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (34.78%) vSphere
10 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003

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 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior IT Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Database Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) MODAF Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) REST
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
1 8 (34.78%) WSDL
1 8 (34.78%) XML
1 8 (34.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (34.78%) Private Cloud
2 5 (21.74%) NHS
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Migration
2 16 (69.57%) Virtual Environments
3 12 (52.17%) ITIL
4 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (34.78%) SOA
6 7 (30.43%) MODAF
6 7 (30.43%) TOGAF
6 7 (30.43%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.35%) Change Control
8 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (82.61%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) MCSD
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (8.70%) MCP
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) HL7
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Docker
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
2 8 (34.78%) VMware ESX
2 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
2 8 (34.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (17.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (78.26%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
3 9 (39.13%) NetApp
4 6 (26.09%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) SAP