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 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 133 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.17% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £275 £343 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.70% -
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 £12.00 - -
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
587 463 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.68% 19.51% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 286 192
Median daily rate £375 £344 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
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 23 34 42
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +9.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 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
Birmingham -6 5 £275 -30.59% 5
Warwickshire - 2 - -
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MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) MCITP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) WSUS
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) vSphere
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
7 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
8 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (7.69%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (7.69%) Service Management
8 1 (7.69%) Automotive

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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Server Support
5 2 (15.38%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support
5 2 (15.38%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCAA
4 1 (7.69%) CCENT
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
1 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
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