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 29 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 107 111
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.51% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 1.75% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £384 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £333 £320
% change year-on-year +1.50% +3.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -56.00% +108.33%  

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 430 686 512
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.52% 29.15% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 760 482
Median daily rate £450 £385 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 128
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 +13 2 £350 +3.70% 2
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory

MCSA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) VMware