Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 40 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.37% 0.75% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 6.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - £395 -
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £303 -
% change year-on-year +57.02% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.50

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.64% 12.31% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 30
Staffordshire median daily rate £340 £323 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% -15.69% +27.50%
10th Percentile £272 £215 £278
90th Percentile £419 £475 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £95.00 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +451.04% +13.05%
10th Percentile £18.10 £42.30 £16.30
90th Percentile £49.50 £97.50 £18.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £18.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +64.86% -41.16% +25.76%

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

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Stafford +2 1 - -
MCSA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (100.00%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) HDInsight
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Power BI
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
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%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware