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 25 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 492 461 490
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Contract jobs citing MCSA 131 159 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.60% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 84 58
Median daily rate £325 £320 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +40.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 18
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.44 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +6.34%
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
10673 9913 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.40% 19.21% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 5990 5297
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 486 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 44 £325 +1.56% 41
South West +6 18 £600 +60.00% 10
West Midlands -16 18 £325 -27.77% 4
South East -20 15 £335 -0.22% 27
East of England +21 11 £221 -35.63% 2
Yorkshire -5 9 £375 +114.28% 10
North East -41 7 £321 -
North West -17 6 £325 +84.39% 10
East Midlands -3 3 £500 - 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 206 (73.31%) Windows
3 192 (68.33%) Microsoft
4 180 (64.06%) MCSE
5 138 (49.11%) VMware
6 129 (45.91%) Active Directory
7 121 (43.06%) Windows Server
8 112 (39.86%) ITIL
9 97 (34.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 94 (33.45%) MS Excel
11 88 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 84 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 83 (29.54%) MS Exchange
14 80 (28.47%) Citrix
15 78 (27.76%) DNS
16 75 (26.69%) Cisco
17 71 (25.27%) DHCP
18 65 (23.13%) PowerShell
19 62 (22.06%) MS Office
20 61 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
21 60 (21.35%) Hyper-V
22 59 (21.00%) HP
23 58 (20.64%) MCP
24 56 (19.93%) SQL Server
25 53 (18.86%) Security Cleared
26 52 (18.51%) SAN
27 51 (18.15%) Windows 7
28 50 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
29 49 (17.44%) vSphere
30 48 (17.08%) CCNA

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 83 (29.54%) MS Exchange
2 40 (14.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (10.68%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.27%) IIS
5 11 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.14%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.71%) SAS
11 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.36%) Apache
11 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 94 (33.45%) MS Excel
2 62 (22.06%) MS Office
3 5 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.71%) Eikon
2 1 (0.36%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.36%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.36%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.36%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.36%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.46%) Office 365
2 23 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.20%) IaaS
5 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.42%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.07%) PaaS
6 3 (1.07%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.36%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (27.76%) DNS
2 71 (25.27%) DHCP
3 52 (18.51%) SAN
4 48 (17.08%) TCP/IP
5 41 (14.59%) Firewall
6 32 (11.39%) WAN
7 30 (10.68%) VPN
8 27 (9.61%) LAN
9 20 (7.12%) Internet
10 14 (4.98%) HTTP
11 13 (4.63%) IPsec
11 13 (4.63%) IPv6
11 13 (4.63%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (4.63%) Wireless
12 12 (4.27%) Ethernet
13 10 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (3.56%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (3.56%) VLAN
14 9 (3.20%) IPv4
15 8 (2.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.78%) MS Access
5 5 (1.78%) MySQL
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.78%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) OLTP
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) MSI
2 2 (0.71%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.71%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.36%) AppScan
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.36%) JUnit
3 1 (0.36%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.36%) Maven
3 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.36%) tSQLt
General
1 26 (9.25%) Finance
2 14 (4.98%) Marketing
3 12 (4.27%) Banking
3 12 (4.27%) Legal
4 10 (3.56%) Back Office
5 8 (2.85%) Law
6 7 (2.49%) Advertising
6 7 (2.49%) Local Government
6 7 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.78%) Billing
8 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.07%) Retail
10 2 (0.71%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (19.93%) Support Engineer
2 44 (15.66%) Analyst
3 30 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (7.12%) Wintel Engineer
5 18 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (6.41%) Desktop Support
5 18 (6.41%) Server Engineer
5 18 (6.41%) Support Analyst
6 17 (6.05%) Service Analyst
7 15 (5.34%) Architect
7 15 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (4.63%) Applications Support
9 13 (4.63%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (4.27%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (4.27%) Consultant
10 12 (4.27%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.05%) XML
2 13 (4.63%) CSS
3 8 (2.85%) .NET
3 8 (2.85%) REST
3 8 (2.85%) Web Services
3 8 (2.85%) WSDL
3 8 (2.85%) XSD
4 6 (2.14%) SAML
5 4 (1.42%) HTML
6 2 (0.71%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.71%) WAP
7 1 (0.36%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.81%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.54%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.34%) Blackberry
4 14 (4.98%) Driving Licence
4 14 (4.98%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.63%) Public Cloud
6 12 (4.27%) Clustering
7 9 (3.20%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.20%) PKI
8 6 (2.14%) NHS
8 6 (2.14%) Replication
8 6 (2.14%) Statistics
9 5 (1.78%) Wiki
10 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.42%) iPad
10 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.71%) BYOD
12 2 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 206 (73.31%) Windows
2 121 (43.06%) Windows Server
3 97 (34.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (18.15%) Windows 7
6 50 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (17.08%) Linux
8 24 (8.54%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.34%) Ubuntu
10 12 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.56%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.56%) Windows XP
12 9 (3.20%) Unix
13 6 (2.14%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.14%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.14%) VMS
14 5 (1.78%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.78%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (1.07%) Android
16 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (39.86%) ITIL
2 32 (11.39%) Migration
3 19 (6.76%) Change Management
3 19 (6.76%) ITIL V3
4 14 (4.98%) Load Balancing
4 14 (4.98%) Mentoring
4 14 (4.98%) Presales
5 13 (4.63%) Configuration Management
5 13 (4.63%) Project Management
6 12 (4.27%) Problem Management
6 12 (4.27%) Process Improvement
6 12 (4.27%) Service Management
6 12 (4.27%) Workflow
7 11 (3.91%) TOGAF
8 10 (3.56%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.20%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.20%) Time Management
9 9 (3.20%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (2.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.13%) PowerShell
2 42 (14.95%) SQL
3 21 (7.47%) VBScript
4 14 (4.98%) VB
5 12 (4.27%) C#
6 10 (3.56%) C
7 8 (2.85%) Java
7 8 (2.85%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.14%) C++
9 5 (1.78%) VBA
10 2 (0.71%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 281 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (64.06%) MCSE
3 61 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (20.64%) MCP
5 53 (18.86%) Security Cleared
6 48 (17.08%) CCNA
7 42 (14.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 38 (13.52%) SC Cleared
9 33 (11.74%) MCITP
10 30 (10.68%) Degree
11 23 (8.19%) MCSD
12 17 (6.05%) CCNP
12 17 (6.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (5.69%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (4.98%) A+ Certification
15 12 (4.27%) Network+ Certification
16 11 (3.91%) MCDST
17 9 (3.20%) CCA
17 9 (3.20%) MCSM
18 8 (2.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.56%) SLA
2 7 (2.49%) HL7
3 5 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 129 (45.91%) Active Directory
2 88 (31.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (21.35%) Hyper-V
4 49 (17.44%) vSphere
5 20 (7.12%) XenApp
6 12 (4.27%) Xen
7 9 (3.20%) Docker
7 9 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.49%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.78%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.42%) NFS
12 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.71%) Postfix
14 1 (0.36%) Firmware
14 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (16.37%) SCCM
2 19 (6.76%) WSUS
3 18 (6.41%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.69%) NetBackup
4 16 (5.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (4.63%) SCOM
6 12 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (3.20%) WMI
9 7 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.42%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.42%) DameWare
12 4 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.07%) SCSM
14 2 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 192 (68.33%) Microsoft
2 138 (49.11%) VMware
3 80 (28.47%) Citrix
4 75 (26.69%) Cisco
5 59 (21.00%) HP
6 24 (8.54%) Dell
7 23 (8.19%) Oracle
8 21 (7.47%) Symantec
9 18 (6.41%) Apple
10 15 (5.34%) NetApp
11 13 (4.63%) Intel Security
11 13 (4.63%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.27%) iManage
13 11 (3.91%) IBM
14 10 (3.56%) Juniper
15 9 (3.20%) Reuters
15 9 (3.20%) ServiceNow
16 7 (2.49%) EMC
17 6 (2.14%) Bloomberg
17 6 (2.14%) Lotus
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