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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 166 168 193
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing MCSA 5 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 2.59% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Median daily rate £402 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £173 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £520 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -8.10%
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
554 735 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.23% 15.61% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 548 638
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 15
Median hourly rate £16.33 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.25 £31.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) WAP
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM

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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) SNMP
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WAP
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MOS
4 1 (12.50%) RHCE
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Altiris
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Reuters