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 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 52 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.22% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £135 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -58.97% +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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 103 82 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 25.50% 18.02% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 54
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £833 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Basildon - 1 £135 -
Witham - 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) Life Science
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications

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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle