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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 124 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSA 18 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.25% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.40% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Median daily rate £325 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +6.34%
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
646 429 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.59% 17.99% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 261 198
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 33
Median hourly rate £25.12 £30.00 £20.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.06 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
Birmingham -4 10 £400 -11.11%
Herefordshire - 5 £300 -
Warwickshire -5 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -1 1 £420 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) MCSE
4 15 (53.57%) Cisco
5 14 (50.00%) WAN
6 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
7 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
8 11 (39.29%) vSphere
8 11 (39.29%) Windows 8
8 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
9 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
10 9 (32.14%) ITIL
10 9 (32.14%) Linux
10 9 (32.14%) IPv4
10 9 (32.14%) CCNP
10 9 (32.14%) LAN
10 9 (32.14%) Juniper
10 9 (32.14%) SAN
10 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (32.14%) Firewall
10 9 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
10 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared

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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (17.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) IPv4
2 9 (32.14%) LAN
2 9 (32.14%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Back Office
1 2 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Leader
4 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Server Support
7 2 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) CESG
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (39.29%) Windows 8
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
2 1 (3.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (3.57%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
2 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (57.14%) MCSE
3 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 9 (32.14%) CCNP
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (10.71%) MCITP
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.57%) CCA
8 1 (3.57%) CCAA
8 1 (3.57%) CCENT
8 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.57%) Apple
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow