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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / England
Rank 479 472 474
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 91 122 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.25% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 69 61
Median daily rate £350 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £120 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £344 £321
% change year-on-year
- +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 10
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +115.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-53.57% +113.28%

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
8425 9781 9402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.28% 21.02% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 6000 5599
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 454 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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
South East +25 37 £350 +2.94% 15
London +11 32 £381 +54.04% 17
East of England +8 9 £381 +131.06% 4
South West +12 3 £185 -35.08% 1
East Midlands -1 3 - - 2
North West +14 2 - - 11
West Midlands -3 2 £258 - 1
Yorkshire -19 2 £400 +2.56% 6
North East -18 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 201 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (75.62%) Windows
3 149 (74.13%) Microsoft
4 142 (70.65%) Active Directory
5 115 (57.21%) MCSE
6 102 (50.75%) Windows Server
7 85 (42.29%) VMware
8 83 (41.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 78 (38.81%) ITIL
10 63 (31.34%) Cisco
11 62 (30.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 60 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 56 (27.86%) Security Cleared
14 55 (27.36%) MCP
15 49 (24.38%) MS Exchange
15 49 (24.38%) Firewall
16 47 (23.38%) DHCP
16 47 (23.38%) DNS
16 47 (23.38%) Windows 7
17 45 (22.39%) MCITP
17 45 (22.39%) MS Excel
17 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
18 40 (19.90%) SC Cleared
19 38 (18.91%) Change Management
20 37 (18.41%) Finance
20 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (17.91%) TCP/IP
22 35 (17.41%) MS Office
23 34 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
23 34 (16.92%) PowerShell

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 49 (24.38%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.43%) IIS
3 21 (10.45%) Skype for Business
4 20 (9.95%) SharePoint
5 19 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.49%) Apache
8 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.49%) Jetty
9 3 (1.49%) Mongrel
9 3 (1.49%) nginx
9 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 35 (17.41%) MS Office
3 4 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.42%) Office 365
2 21 (10.45%) SaaS
3 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (8.96%) IaaS
5 17 (8.46%) PaaS
6 15 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (6.47%) HP Helion
8 4 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.99%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.49%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.00%) Yammer
11 1 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.38%) Firewall
2 47 (23.38%) DHCP
2 47 (23.38%) DNS
3 36 (17.91%) TCP/IP
4 30 (14.93%) Internet
5 26 (12.94%) SAN
6 25 (12.44%) LAN
7 20 (9.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (9.45%) Skype
9 18 (8.96%) Ethernet
9 18 (8.96%) Wireless
10 17 (8.46%) Network Security
11 15 (7.46%) VPN
11 15 (7.46%) WAN
12 12 (5.97%) VoIP
13 11 (5.47%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (3.48%) iSCSI
16 5 (2.49%) Unified Communications
16 5 (2.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.99%) Big Data
7 4 (1.99%) MySQL
8 2 (1.00%) Power BI
8 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) OLAP
9 1 (0.50%) OLTP
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.99%) JIRA
4 3 (1.49%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.49%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) AppScan
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.50%) JUnit
6 1 (0.50%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) MSI
6 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.50%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.50%) tSQLt
General
1 37 (18.41%) Finance
2 9 (4.48%) Retail
3 8 (3.98%) Legal
4 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.99%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (12.44%) Architect
2 24 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (11.44%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.95%) Analyst
5 18 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (8.46%) Desktop Support
6 17 (8.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (7.46%) Wintel Engineer
8 14 (6.97%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (5.97%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) Team Leader
12 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.98%) XML
2 6 (2.99%) .NET
3 5 (2.49%) HTML
4 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.49%) J2EE
4 3 (1.49%) Servlets
4 3 (1.49%) WCF
4 3 (1.49%) WF
5 2 (1.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.43%) Management Information System
2 23 (11.44%) Clustering
3 20 (9.95%) Data Centre
4 19 (9.45%) Blackberry
4 19 (9.45%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.98%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.49%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.49%) Replication
8 4 (1.99%) Life Science
8 4 (1.99%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.49%) PKI
9 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.49%) Wiki
10 2 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.00%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.00%) Fintech
10 2 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 152 (75.62%) Windows
2 102 (50.75%) Windows Server
3 83 (41.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (30.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (23.38%) Windows 7
6 37 (18.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (16.42%) Linux
8 16 (7.96%) Apple iOS
8 16 (7.96%) Windows 10
9 15 (7.46%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.49%) Unix
12 4 (1.99%) Solaris
13 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.50%) AIX
14 1 (0.50%) Android
14 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.81%) ITIL
2 38 (18.91%) Change Management
3 26 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.45%) DevOps
4 21 (10.45%) Validation
5 19 (9.45%) Network Management
5 19 (9.45%) PRINCE2
5 19 (9.45%) Security Management
6 17 (8.46%) Time Management
7 16 (7.96%) Identity Management
7 16 (7.96%) Network Security Management
8 14 (6.97%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.97%) Content Management
8 14 (6.97%) Open Source
8 14 (6.97%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (6.97%) TOGAF
9 13 (6.47%) Migration
9 13 (6.47%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.97%) ITIL V3
11 11 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.43%) SQL
3 13 (6.47%) Java
3 13 (6.47%) VBScript
4 8 (3.98%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.49%) C
5 3 (1.49%) PHP
5 3 (1.49%) Python
6 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) VBA
7 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 201 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (57.21%) MCSE
3 56 (27.86%) Security Cleared
4 55 (27.36%) MCP
5 45 (22.39%) MCITP
6 40 (19.90%) SC Cleared
7 34 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (14.43%) CCNA
9 26 (12.94%) Degree
10 23 (11.44%) CCNP
11 22 (10.95%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (10.45%) MCDST
13 18 (8.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (8.46%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (7.96%) A+ Certification
15 16 (7.96%) ACDT
15 16 (7.96%) ACHDS
15 16 (7.96%) ACTC
15 16 (7.96%) MCSM
16 7 (3.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.96%) SLA
2 13 (6.47%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 142 (70.65%) Active Directory
2 60 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.43%) Hyper-V
4 26 (12.94%) vSphere
5 20 (9.95%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (9.45%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.98%) UAG
7 8 (3.98%) XenApp
8 7 (3.48%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.49%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.49%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.99%) Xen
11 2 (1.00%) NFS
11 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.50%) Docker
12 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (10.95%) SCCM
2 12 (5.97%) Nessus
3 9 (4.48%) Puppet
4 7 (3.48%) SCOM
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.49%) WSUS
7 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.00%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.50%) Ansible
8 1 (0.50%) logstash
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Netcool
8 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 149 (74.13%) Microsoft
2 85 (42.29%) VMware
3 63 (31.34%) Cisco
4 32 (15.92%) Citrix
5 22 (10.95%) Apple
6 18 (8.96%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.46%) HP
8 15 (7.46%) Forcepoint
9 13 (6.47%) NetApp
10 11 (5.47%) LANDesk
10 11 (5.47%) Oracle
10 11 (5.47%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.48%) Lotus
12 8 (3.98%) EMC
12 8 (3.98%) Intel Security
13 6 (2.99%) Sophos
14 4 (1.99%) Altiris
14 4 (1.99%) Dell
14 4 (1.99%) Remedy
14 4 (1.99%) Supermicro
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