The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.46% - 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £269 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £316
% change year-on-year +0.74% +5.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -39.94% +108.33%  

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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 81 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 16.40% 16.77% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 57
Median daily rate £400 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -33.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £242 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £22.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Essex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Colchester - 1 £400 -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
MCSA
East of England

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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) WebEx
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware