Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.40% 0.56% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 4.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.62% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £325 £396
% change year-on-year +19.23% -17.98% +8.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £17.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -24.44% -

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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 50 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 13.89% 14.04% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 39
Staffordshire median daily rate £344 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -18.75% +27.90%
10th Percentile £253 £208 £251
90th Percentile £475 £486 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +8.55% +8.57% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £29.00 £45.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.26% +219.30% -14.93%
10th Percentile £28.50 £24.65 £11.63
90th Percentile £29.50 £124.50 £17.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.13 £18.50 £29.91
% change year-on-year +25.00% -38.15% +47.83%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft