Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 188 205
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 15 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.85% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 11
South West median daily rate £475 £285 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +29.55% +25.71%
10th Percentile £393 £202 £133
90th Percentile £513 £532 £425
England median daily rate £314 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -10.36% +16.67% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +121.43% -30.00%
England median hourly rate £23.75 £18.67 £15.50
% change year-on-year +27.24% +20.42% -

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1590 1755 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.10% 30.69% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 1085 1225
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £213 £233 £250
90th Percentile £600 £573 £532
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 131
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -32.10% +15.71%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -15 6 £475 +99.16% 1
Wiltshire -4 3 £475 -3.55%
Somerset -2 1 £325 +12.07% 1
Dorset - 1 - -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (26.67%) Android
4 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) Time Management
4 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) OLAP
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (20.00%) Wiki
6 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) OLAP
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365 Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Expert
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Support
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Android
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Time Management
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.67%) OpenUP
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) CEH
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) BT
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix