The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 9 December 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 160 153 193
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +40
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.15% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 11
Median daily rate £261 £343 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +59.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £203 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £563 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -5.54%
MCSA
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
475 524 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.01% 15.23% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 391 656
Median daily rate £450 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +36.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) MCP
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
7 2 (20.00%) MCTS
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (20.00%) MCTS
3 2 (20.00%) RHCE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MOS
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) DameWare
3 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (10.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Reuters
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec