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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 158 184 194
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 1.57% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Median daily rate £450 £260 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £220
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +14.28%
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
565 762 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.69% 13.28% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 568 759
Median daily rate £475 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.89 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.50 £47.50 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) MCSE
5 5 (55.56%) MS Office
5 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 4 (44.44%) Internet
7 3 (33.33%) C#
7 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (33.33%) MCITP
7 3 (33.33%) MCTS
7 3 (33.33%) SCCM
7 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (22.22%) Change Control
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (22.22%) Network Management
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DMZ
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) SNMP
4 1 (11.11%) SSH
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WAP
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MOS
5 1 (11.11%) CCEA
5 1 (11.11%) CCEE
5 1 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
5 1 (11.11%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle