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 10 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 72 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.20% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £290 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +44.82%
MCSA
South East

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
212 272 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.70% 22.99% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 125 104
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £140 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £15.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.80 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSA across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Amersham - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £290 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) Rackspace
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Support
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) VCP5
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 1 (16.67%) Intel