Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 201 199
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 22 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.091% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 0.28% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 12
South West median daily rate £475 £185 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +156.76% -47.14% +84.21%
10th Percentile £263 £178 £215
90th Percentile £513 £254 £400
England median daily rate £321 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -5.66% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.83 £16.50 £23.49
% change year-on-year +38.35% -29.75% +49.13%

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 1,369 1,779 2,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.35% 32.43% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1,144 1,278
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 149 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% -7.23% +14.01%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 0 7 £475 - 5
Wiltshire - 3 £475 -
Devon +1 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire +13 1 £275 +2.23% 1
Dorset - 1 £200 - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Office 365
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 9 (40.91%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) MCSE
6 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (31.82%) MCITP
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) Citrix
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 4 (18.18%) Android
9 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 4 (18.18%) Time Management
9 4 (18.18%) Sonus
9 4 (18.18%) XenApp
9 4 (18.18%) Veeam

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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) Skype
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) DMZ
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (18.18%) OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Office 365 Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Business Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Expert
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Wiki
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Android
3 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) MCSE
3 7 (31.82%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
3 3 (13.64%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Avaya
3 4 (18.18%) Dell
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Sonus
3 4 (18.18%) Veeam
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) BT
4 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.55%) OpenLink
4 1 (4.55%) Splunk