The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.085% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.49% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£296 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £200 £226
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +29.16%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
481 409 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.92% 17.32% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 195 127
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £343 - 4
Coventry - 1 £250 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP