The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 64 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.02% 0.30% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-52.85% +69.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
322 214 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 36.59% 21.42% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 127 128
Median daily rate £425 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.24 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £24.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSA across the Buckinghamshire region.

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +9 8 £350 +20.68%
High Wycombe +2 1 - - 2
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
5 6 (54.55%) Forcepoint
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 6 (54.55%) IIS
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) DHCP
5 6 (54.55%) DNS
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (54.55%) Change Management
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) ISA Server
6 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (45.45%) UAG
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (54.55%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
1 4 (36.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 4 (36.36%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) CCIE
6 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) MCITP
6 1 (9.09%) MCPD
6 1 (9.09%) MCSE
6 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (45.45%) ISA Server
3 5 (45.45%) UAG
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Forcepoint
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft