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 22 June 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
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 72 58
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.40% 0.80% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 4.05% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £313
% change year-on-year +2.27% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £44.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% -4.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.51 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.97% +108.33%  

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 116 148 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 23.06% 19.79% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 95 72
Median daily rate £395 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £307 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +7.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) UAG
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Kaseya
2 2 (50.00%) VMware