The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.30% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £270 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £320
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.51 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.97% +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 Swindon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Swindon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 45 69 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 13.55% 20.06% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 61
Median daily rate £395 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Swindon

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Swindon region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Management

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Application Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft