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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 128 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.58% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.87% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -5.54%
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
591 521 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.62% 20.38% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 267 231
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 54
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £9.76 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Shropshire - 3 £275 -
Staffordshire - 2 £293 - 1
Birmingham -5 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
4 15 (65.22%) Cisco
5 14 (60.87%) WAN
5 14 (60.87%) VMware
5 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
6 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
6 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (43.48%) SAN
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (39.13%) IPv4
8 9 (39.13%) CCNP
8 9 (39.13%) Linux
8 9 (39.13%) LAN
8 9 (39.13%) Juniper
8 9 (39.13%) Firewall
8 9 (39.13%) Windows 8
8 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
8 9 (39.13%) vSphere
8 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (39.13%) Ubuntu
9 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
10 6 (26.09%) ITIL
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003

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 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) SAN
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) IPv4
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) SNMP
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
4 9 (39.13%) Ubuntu
4 9 (39.13%) Windows 8
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) AIX
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) DevOps
3 1 (4.35%) High Availability
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) MCSE
2 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (13.04%) MCITP
5 2 (8.70%) CCA
5 2 (8.70%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) vSphere
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas