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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 93 93
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.066% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.32% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £205 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -31.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -6.42% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -42.25% +164.40%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 291 302 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.23% 18.33% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 193 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £205 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Northamptonshire -3 1 £300 +46.34% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Handset

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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Server Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
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