Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 142 133
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +15
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.28% 0.100% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 0.53% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
East Midlands median daily rate £275 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £85 £131 £198
90th Percentile £316 £288 £430
England median daily rate £315 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -4.55% +1.54% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.43 - -
England median hourly rate £27.25 £16.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +65.15% -57.69% +136.36%

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 564 567 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.71% 18.87% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 379 365
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £589
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 35
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +102.90% -9.21%
10th Percentile £16.53 £12.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Derbyshire +15 3 £90 -60.00%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire +11 1 £300 +150.00% 4
Northamptonshire -7 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 - 6
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Veritas
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (37.50%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
6 2 (25.00%) CEH
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Veeam
6 2 (25.00%) FMCG
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Office 365
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 2 (25.00%) IT Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
2 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Server Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CEH
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) NFS
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Veritas
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) arcserve
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp