Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 72 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +40
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.26% 0.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Shropshire median daily rate - £275 -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +38.46% -27.78% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 - £28.25

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 Shropshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Shropshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 95 217 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 24.36% 27.68% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 84 19
Shropshire median daily rate £457 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.97% +15.38% +2.36%
10th Percentile £405 £295 £212
90th Percentile £531 £537 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £19.03
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Shropshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ticket Management
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix