The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.77% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £250 £331 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.52% +231.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £316
% change year-on-year +0.74% +5.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 78 113 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 12.66% 18.86% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 82 76
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £453 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Median hourly rate £17.89 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.83% +15.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.50 £40.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware