The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 508 468 531
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +63
Contract jobs citing MCSA 120 166 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.61% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 87 52
Median daily rate £358 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.41% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 14
Median hourly rate £21.42 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.16% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.80 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+38.70% -10.14%
MCSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10223 10297 9546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.37% 19.37% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6393 6244 5494
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 496 402
Median hourly rate £27.80 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in England

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCSA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

MCSA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 45 £363 +13.35% 23
West Midlands -13 18 £400 -11.11% 7
South East -7 15 £350 +14.75% 10
East of England +21 11 £221 +18.00% 4
South West +18 11 £288 +51.31% 9
Yorkshire +8 8 £375 +164.55% 6
North West +2 7 £250 +25.00% 14
North East -15 3 £325 - 2
East Midlands -5 2 £500 - 3
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 257 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (72.76%) Windows
3 181 (70.43%) Microsoft
4 146 (56.81%) MCSE
5 127 (49.42%) Active Directory
6 116 (45.14%) VMware
7 111 (43.19%) Windows Server
8 98 (38.13%) ITIL
9 85 (33.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 76 (29.57%) MS Excel
12 74 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 73 (28.40%) Citrix
14 71 (27.63%) MS Exchange
14 71 (27.63%) DHCP
14 71 (27.63%) DNS
15 67 (26.07%) Security Cleared
16 64 (24.90%) Cisco
17 63 (24.51%) PowerShell
18 60 (23.35%) SQL Server
19 56 (21.79%) Hyper-V
20 54 (21.01%) Windows 7
20 54 (21.01%) SAN
21 53 (20.62%) MS Office
22 50 (19.46%) MCP
22 50 (19.46%) SC Cleared
23 49 (19.07%) HP
24 46 (17.90%) Firewall
25 45 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
26 43 (16.73%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 71 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (11.67%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.67%) IIS
5 11 (4.28%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.89%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.78%) SAS
12 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.39%) Apache
12 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 76 (29.57%) MS Excel
2 53 (20.62%) MS Office
3 6 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Aareon QL
1 1 (0.39%) Academy Housing
1 1 (0.39%) Eikon
1 1 (0.39%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.39%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.39%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.84%) Office 365
2 24 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.11%) IaaS
5 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 2 (0.78%) SaaS
6 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.63%) DHCP
1 71 (27.63%) DNS
2 54 (21.01%) SAN
3 46 (17.90%) Firewall
4 43 (16.73%) TCP/IP
5 29 (11.28%) WAN
6 28 (10.89%) Internet
7 25 (9.73%) LAN
8 21 (8.17%) VPN
9 16 (6.23%) Ethernet
9 16 (6.23%) Wireless
10 14 (5.45%) HTTP
10 14 (5.45%) Network Security
11 13 (5.06%) IPsec
11 13 (5.06%) IPv6
11 13 (5.06%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (4.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (3.50%) IPv4
14 9 (3.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.56%) MySQL
9 4 (1.56%) SQLPlus
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.39%) OLAP
12 1 (0.39%) OLTP
12 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MSI
2 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.39%) Ant
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.39%) JUnit
2 1 (0.39%) Liquibase
2 1 (0.39%) Maven
2 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.39%) tSQLt
General
1 22 (8.56%) Finance
2 14 (5.45%) Marketing
3 11 (4.28%) Advertising
4 10 (3.89%) Legal
5 7 (2.72%) Back Office
6 6 (2.33%) Law
7 5 (1.95%) Banking
7 5 (1.95%) Billing
7 5 (1.95%) Local Government
7 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.17%) Retail
10 2 (0.78%) Military
11 1 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (18.29%) Support Engineer
2 32 (12.45%) Analyst
3 27 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (10.12%) Architect
5 24 (9.34%) Infrastructure Architect
6 18 (7.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (7.00%) Desktop Support
6 18 (7.00%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
8 15 (5.84%) Server Engineer
9 13 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.67%) Service Analyst
10 12 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (4.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 10 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.89%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.61%) XML
2 13 (5.06%) CSS
3 8 (3.11%) REST
3 8 (3.11%) Web Services
3 8 (3.11%) WSDL
3 8 (3.11%) XSD
4 7 (2.72%) .NET
5 4 (1.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.78%) WAP
7 1 (0.39%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.61%) Blackberry
4 16 (6.23%) Private Cloud
5 13 (5.06%) Public Cloud
6 12 (4.67%) Client/Server
7 11 (4.28%) Clustering
7 11 (4.28%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.50%) PKI
9 8 (3.11%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.72%) Wiki
11 6 (2.33%) NHS
11 6 (2.33%) Replication
12 3 (1.17%) CESG
13 2 (0.78%) BYOD
13 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
13 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.78%) Fintech
13 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 187 (72.76%) Windows
2 111 (43.19%) Windows Server
3 85 (33.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (21.01%) Windows 7
6 39 (15.18%) Linux
6 39 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (8.17%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.84%) Ubuntu
9 12 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.50%) Windows XP
12 8 (3.11%) Unix
12 8 (3.11%) Windows 10
13 6 (2.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.95%) Mac OS X Server
14 5 (1.95%) VMS
15 4 (1.56%) Solaris
16 3 (1.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (38.13%) ITIL
2 28 (10.89%) Migration
3 21 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.39%) Change Management
5 15 (5.84%) ITIL V3
6 14 (5.45%) Load Balancing
6 14 (5.45%) Presales
7 13 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (5.06%) Security Management
8 12 (4.67%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.67%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.67%) Process Improvement
8 12 (4.67%) Validation
8 12 (4.67%) Workflow
9 11 (4.28%) Network Management
9 11 (4.28%) Network Security Management
9 11 (4.28%) TOGAF
9 11 (4.28%) Virtual Environments
10 10 (3.89%) Content Management
10 10 (3.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.51%) PowerShell
2 42 (16.34%) SQL
3 19 (7.39%) VBScript
4 16 (6.23%) C#
5 13 (5.06%) Java
6 11 (4.28%) VB
7 9 (3.50%) C
8 7 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.33%) C++
10 3 (1.17%) PHP
11 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 257 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (56.81%) MCSE
3 67 (26.07%) Security Cleared
4 50 (19.46%) MCP
4 50 (19.46%) SC Cleared
5 45 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (16.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 33 (12.84%) Degree
7 33 (12.84%) MCITP
8 32 (12.45%) CCNA
9 23 (8.95%) MCSD
10 20 (7.78%) A+ Certification
10 20 (7.78%) CCNP
11 16 (6.23%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (5.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (5.45%) MCDST
14 13 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (5.06%) MCSM
15 11 (4.28%) ACDT
15 11 (4.28%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.50%) Government Security Classifications
2 7 (2.72%) HL7
2 7 (2.72%) SLA
3 4 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 127 (49.42%) Active Directory
2 74 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (21.79%) Hyper-V
4 41 (15.95%) vSphere
5 22 (8.56%) XenApp
6 12 (4.67%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (3.89%) Xen
8 9 (3.50%) Docker
9 7 (2.72%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.72%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.78%) NFS
12 2 (0.78%) Postfix
13 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (15.56%) SCCM
2 20 (7.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (5.84%) Backup Exec
3 15 (5.84%) SCOM
4 13 (5.06%) WSUS
5 11 (4.28%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (3.50%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (3.11%) WMI
9 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.17%) SCSM
12 2 (0.78%) DameWare
12 2 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.78%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 181 (70.43%) Microsoft
2 116 (45.14%) VMware
3 73 (28.40%) Citrix
4 64 (24.90%) Cisco
5 49 (19.07%) HP
6 22 (8.56%) Apple
6 22 (8.56%) Dell
7 19 (7.39%) Symantec
8 18 (7.00%) Oracle
9 14 (5.45%) CheckPoint
9 14 (5.45%) Intel Security
10 13 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.28%) iManage
11 11 (4.28%) NetApp
12 10 (3.89%) Juniper
12 10 (3.89%) Lotus
13 8 (3.11%) Altiris
13 8 (3.11%) IBM
13 8 (3.11%) Reuters
14 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow
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