Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 151 198
Rank change year-on-year +49 +47 -27
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 20 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.53% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 2.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 19 6
Median daily rate - £605 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +202.50% -55.56%
England median daily rate £450 £375 £275
% change year-on-year +20.00% +36.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.20
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.83 £18.25
% change year-on-year -10.87% -7.78% -18.89%

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 381 714 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.64% 19.08% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 492 576
Median daily rate £414 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.32% +13.99% +0.06%
10th Percentile £214 £213 £221
90th Percentile £580 £600 £540
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 50
Median hourly rate £25.33 £15.85 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.81% -10.78% -42.52%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.17 £12.83
90th Percentile £48.50 £39.93 £48.35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.92
% change year-on-year - +35.06% +3.66%

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 2 December 2020. 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 +8 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) CCA
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Nessus
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) IBM XIV
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) IBM XIV
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nessus
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) VMware