Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 139 136
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 1.30% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
East Midlands median daily rate £238 £275 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% -45.00% +150.00%
10th Percentile £85 £124 £305
90th Percentile £325 £391 £525
England median daily rate £275 £319 £353
% change year-on-year -13.73% -9.64% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.43 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -34.00% +51.52%

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 482 617 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.81% 19.72% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 415 373
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £217 £236
90th Percentile £544 £550 £580
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £22.08 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.72% +45.95% -18.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.61 £11.10
90th Percentile £40.88 £56.49 £36.98
England median hourly rate £24.08 £28.08 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.25% +10.12% +13.33%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 +2 3 £300 -27.27%
Derbyshire +15 2 £90 -60.00%
Lincolnshire +11 2 - -
Northamptonshire -10 2 £175 -46.15% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) VLAN
5 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (22.22%) Veritas
7 2 (22.22%) Validation
7 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) MCP
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) CEH
7 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM
7 2 (22.22%) FMCG
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) VLAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Server Support
1 3 (33.33%) Support Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) IT Technician
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CEH
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Veeam
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas