Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 187 169
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 19 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.39% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 1.90% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 2
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -27.78% +28.57%
England median daily rate £314 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -10.36% +18.64% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 - £28.25
10th Percentile £11.00 - £22.48
90th Percentile £42.60 - £33.43
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year +14.02% +34.39% -

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 861 1262 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.93% 20.60% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 696 501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +9 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Warwickshire +1 2 £110 -
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Shropshire +18 1 - -
Staffordshire +8 1 - -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (68.42%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
6 8 (42.11%) Office 365
6 8 (42.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (42.11%) OneDrive
6 8 (42.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.79%) XenApp
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) Citrix
11 2 (10.53%) CCA
11 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (10.53%) Sun
11 2 (10.53%) IBM
11 2 (10.53%) Avaya
11 2 (10.53%) Sophos
11 2 (10.53%) SAP
11 2 (10.53%) ITIL

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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 8 (42.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (31.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.53%) WordPress
5 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (42.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Office 365
2 8 (42.11%) OneDrive
3 2 (10.53%) IaaS
3 2 (10.53%) PaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (5.26%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) HDInsight
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) SharePoint Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
1 2 (10.53%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
1 2 (10.53%) Coaching
1 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (10.53%) DevOps
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Kanban
1 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
1 2 (10.53%) Release Management
1 2 (10.53%) Scrum
1 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
2 1 (5.26%) Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.26%) Line Management
2 1 (5.26%) Machine Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Network Management
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) SFIA
2 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) CCA
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) Docker
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Avaya
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Sophos
4 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) AppSense
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper