Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 149 138
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 -5
Contract jobs citing MCSA 13 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% 0.062% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 0.35% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £500 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +122.22% -43.75%
10th Percentile £151 £475 £213
90th Percentile £399 £525 £238
England median daily rate £314 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -10.36% +18.64% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.02% +34.39% -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 647 579 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.30% 17.82% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 396 321
East Midlands median daily rate £383 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +1.33% +8.23%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 38
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.60 £39.50 £33.65
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £291 - 1
Derbyshire -3 5 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £150 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 - 2
MCSA
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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) VMware
4 8 (61.54%) MCSE
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 7 (53.85%) SAN
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (46.15%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (46.15%) DNS
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 6 (46.15%) Office 365
7 5 (38.46%) WAN
7 5 (38.46%) CCNA
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 4 (30.77%) LAN
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) CCNP
9 3 (23.08%) NHS
9 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) G Suite
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) IT Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.69%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) VMS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (7.69%) SABSA
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Licensing
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) CCNA
4 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (7.69%) CCSP
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) Google