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 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 / West Midlands
Rank 120 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.23% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 1.17% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £395 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.73%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
472 512 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.61% 19.77% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 274 210
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 55
Median hourly rate £20.88 £17.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.79% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £42.00 £35.00
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 West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands 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
Staffordshire +1 1 £395 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (16.67%) Veritas
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) Netcool
6 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Database Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas