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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 148 148 179
Rank change year-on-year
0 +31
Contract jobs citing MCSA 7 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 1.05% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Median daily rate £340 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £495 £475
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 £17.25 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +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 City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
436 477 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.77% 14.94% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 344 593
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.98 £22.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £16.20 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £33.44 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Data Security
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere

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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) SSH
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (11.11%) RHCE
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
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