The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Berkshire
Rank 99 114 129
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.49% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 1.90% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £180 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.57% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £298 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £423 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -5.71% +20.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.96 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -41.12% +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 Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 633 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.19% 25.83% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 318 330
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £284 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +11 2 £180 -48.57%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Mac Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) VMware