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 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.57% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Shropshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 77 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 31.43% 21.69% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 9
Median daily rate £475 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £304 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £25.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.83%  
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 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

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Shropshire 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
Telford - 1 - -
MCSA
West Midlands

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 Shropshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) WAP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) UAG
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) UAG
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware