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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 503 509 476
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Contract jobs citing MCSA 95 112 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 1.07% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 69 77
Median daily rate £345 £285 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £14.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £35.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -5.54%
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
9276 10438 10744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.65% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5861 6363 6180
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 506 499
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.67 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +52.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 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 +11 44 £319 +20.28% 16
South East +27 20 £350 - 14
North East -24 9 £515 - 2
East of England +4 7 £388 +10.71% 3
West Midlands -5 6 £275 - 2
North West +6 5 £300 -27.27% 10
South West +17 4 £185 -22.10% 2
East Midlands -9 3 - - 4
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 161 (74.19%) Windows
3 134 (61.75%) MCSE
3 134 (61.75%) Active Directory
4 97 (44.70%) Windows Server
5 88 (40.55%) VMware
6 82 (37.79%) ITIL
6 82 (37.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (30.88%) Cisco
8 62 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (27.19%) Security Cleared
9 59 (27.19%) SQL Server
10 55 (25.35%) MCP
11 54 (24.88%) MS Excel
12 53 (24.42%) MS Exchange
12 53 (24.42%) Citrix
13 52 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (23.50%) Windows 7
15 50 (23.04%) Firewall
16 45 (20.74%) MS Office
17 44 (20.28%) TCP/IP
17 44 (20.28%) DNS
18 43 (19.82%) DHCP
19 40 (18.43%) Linux
20 39 (17.97%) Finance
20 39 (17.97%) SC Cleared
21 38 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
22 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
22 37 (17.05%) Change Management

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 53 (24.42%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.52%) SharePoint
3 21 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 19 (8.76%) IIS
5 15 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (5.53%) IBM Notes
7 8 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.76%) Apache
9 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.38%) Jetty
11 3 (1.38%) Mongrel
11 3 (1.38%) nginx
11 3 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 54 (24.88%) MS Excel
2 45 (20.74%) MS Office
3 5 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.21%) Office 365
2 20 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.76%) SaaS
4 15 (6.91%) IaaS
4 15 (6.91%) PaaS
5 14 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (5.99%) HP Helion
7 4 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.84%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.38%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.92%) Yammer
10 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.04%) Firewall
2 44 (20.28%) DNS
2 44 (20.28%) TCP/IP
3 43 (19.82%) DHCP
4 33 (15.21%) LAN
5 30 (13.82%) Internet
6 28 (12.90%) SAN
6 28 (12.90%) WAN
7 23 (10.60%) Wireless
8 21 (9.68%) Ethernet
9 19 (8.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (7.83%) Network Security
11 16 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (6.91%) VPN
13 11 (5.07%) Skype
13 11 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (4.15%) IPv4
15 8 (3.69%) NetScaler
16 7 (3.23%) iSCSI
17 6 (2.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.76%) MySQL
6 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.92%) Big Data
8 2 (0.92%) Power BI
8 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.92%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.46%) OLAP
9 1 (0.46%) OLTP
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.38%) CruiseControl
2 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.38%) Travis CI
2 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) MSI
3 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.46%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) AppScan
4 1 (0.46%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.46%) JUnit
4 1 (0.46%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.46%) tSQLt
General
1 39 (17.97%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Legal
3 9 (4.15%) Retail
4 8 (3.69%) Advertising
5 7 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.84%) Back Office
7 4 (1.84%) Law
8 3 (1.38%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.38%) Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Billing
9 2 (0.92%) Local Government
9 2 (0.92%) Marketing
9 2 (0.92%) Military
9 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 26 (11.98%) Architect
4 23 (10.60%) Analyst
5 21 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (7.83%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.91%) Support Analyst
10 14 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (5.99%) IT Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (5.07%) Developer
13 10 (4.61%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (4.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (4.61%) Team Leader
14 9 (4.15%) SSIS Developer
15 8 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 8 (3.69%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.23%) .NET
2 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.38%) HTML
2 3 (1.38%) J2EE
2 3 (1.38%) LAMP
2 3 (1.38%) Servlets
2 3 (1.38%) WCF
2 3 (1.38%) WF
2 3 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 27 (12.44%) Management Information System
3 23 (10.60%) Blackberry
4 22 (10.14%) Clustering
5 21 (9.68%) Client/Server
6 10 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.61%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.84%) Life Science
8 4 (1.84%) Replication
8 4 (1.84%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.38%) CESG
9 3 (1.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.38%) Wiki
10 2 (0.92%) BYOD
10 2 (0.92%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.92%) Fintech
11 1 (0.46%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 161 (74.19%) Windows
2 97 (44.70%) Windows Server
3 82 (37.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (23.50%) Windows 7
6 40 (18.43%) Linux
7 37 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (11.52%) Windows 8
9 19 (8.76%) Apple iOS
10 18 (8.29%) Windows 10
11 10 (4.61%) Windows XP
12 9 (4.15%) Ubuntu
13 6 (2.76%) Unix
14 4 (1.84%) Solaris
15 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.38%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.92%) VMS
17 1 (0.46%) Android
17 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (37.79%) ITIL
2 37 (17.05%) Change Management
3 26 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.22%) PRINCE2
4 20 (9.22%) Validation
5 19 (8.76%) DevOps
5 19 (8.76%) Network Management
5 19 (8.76%) Security Management
5 19 (8.76%) Time Management
6 16 (7.37%) Identity Management
6 16 (7.37%) Network Security Management
7 15 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (6.91%) TOGAF
8 14 (6.45%) Content Management
8 14 (6.45%) Open Source
8 14 (6.45%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (5.99%) Migration
10 12 (5.53%) CRM
10 12 (5.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.82%) PowerShell
1 30 (13.82%) SQL
2 16 (7.37%) Java
3 12 (5.53%) C#
4 7 (3.23%) VBScript
5 4 (1.84%) PHP
5 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.38%) C
7 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.92%) VB
8 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (61.75%) MCSE
3 59 (27.19%) Security Cleared
4 55 (25.35%) MCP
5 39 (17.97%) SC Cleared
6 38 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (17.05%) MCITP
8 33 (15.21%) Degree
9 26 (11.98%) CCNA
10 25 (11.52%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (11.06%) CCNP
11 24 (11.06%) MCDST
12 23 (10.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (10.14%) Network+ Certification
14 20 (9.22%) MCSM
15 19 (8.76%) ACDT
15 19 (8.76%) ACHDS
15 19 (8.76%) ACTC
16 18 (8.29%) A+ Certification
17 10 (4.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) Government Security Classifications
1 13 (5.99%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) GCP
System Software
1 134 (61.75%) Active Directory
2 52 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (16.13%) vSphere
4 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V
5 22 (10.14%) Virtual Servers
6 21 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (6.91%) XenApp
8 6 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.84%) Xen
10 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.92%) NFS
10 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.46%) Docker
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (12.90%) SCCM
2 9 (4.15%) SCOM
3 8 (3.69%) Nessus
4 7 (3.23%) Puppet
5 6 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.30%) WSUS
7 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.84%) PowerCLI
7 4 (1.84%) WMI
8 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.46%) Ansible
10 1 (0.46%) DameWare
10 1 (0.46%) logstash
10 1 (0.46%) Netcool
10 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 161 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 88 (40.55%) VMware
3 67 (30.88%) Cisco
4 53 (24.42%) Citrix
5 24 (11.06%) Apple
6 21 (9.68%) CheckPoint
7 20 (9.22%) HP
8 16 (7.37%) Oracle
9 12 (5.53%) Juniper
9 12 (5.53%) Lotus
10 9 (4.15%) Forcepoint
10 9 (4.15%) Intel Security
11 8 (3.69%) EMC
11 8 (3.69%) LANDesk
12 7 (3.23%) NetApp
12 7 (3.23%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.23%) Symantec
13 6 (2.76%) Altiris
13 6 (2.76%) Dell
13 6 (2.76%) Sophos
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