Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 77 102
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.35% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.65% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Cambridgeshire median daily rate - - £246
East of England median daily rate £300 £230 £300
% change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33% +76.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £12.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% -26.43% +84.21%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 280 182 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.80% 16.43% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 79 137
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £187 £189 £209
90th Percentile £554 £530 £543
East of England median daily rate £386 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.55% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.63 £9.15
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.50 £58.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +8.86%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 3 - - 1
Huntingdon - 1 - - 1
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) DB2
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) G Suite
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Google
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) G Suite
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Deskside Support
1 2 (40.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITSM
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle