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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 122 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.26% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -58.97% +164.40%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 418 566 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.80% 20.69% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 320 234
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 47
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) EMC

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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp