The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / West Sussex
Rank - 63 52
Contract jobs citing MCSA 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 0.50% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.16% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £280 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -5.71% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -54.28% +137.28%  

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 West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 143 95 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 27.71% 15.86% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 77
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £17.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in West Sussex

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in West Sussex

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 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 Sussex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware