The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 46
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.35% - 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -6.42% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -42.25% +164.40%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34 66 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 12.01% 21.22% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 42
Median daily rate £450 £350 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -21.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 14
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +17.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft