Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 102 154
Rank change year-on-year -42 +52 +48
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 9 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 1.91% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 21
10th Percentile " £131 £200
25th Percentile £313 £226 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £600 £540
Median % change year-on-year -45.83% +11.11% +86.21%
75th Percentile £338 £725 £638
90th Percentile " £763 £660
England median daily rate £300 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -25.00% +15.94% +15.00%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 545 472 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.88% 27.95% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 301 549
10th Percentile £310 £313 £263
25th Percentile £370 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £538 £569 £538
90th Percentile £588 £638 £617
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 26
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.15 "
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.88 £12.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £15.85
Median % change year-on-year -17.81% +15.14% -11.94%
75th Percentile £18.00 £21.14 £43.75
90th Percentile £21.76 £24.91 £47.50
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year +1.94% -7.68% +51.11%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (100.00%) Social Skills

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft 365 Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft