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 3 months to 28 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 58 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.17% 0.67% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 4.00% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £320
% change year-on-year -2.98% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £38.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -41.88% +115.27%  

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 Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 128 100 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.62% 16.81% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 137 146
Median daily rate £350 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.51 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10

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 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) HP