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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / England
Rank 484 469 508
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +39
Contract jobs citing MCSA 95 139 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.39% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 48
Median daily rate £330 £330 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £166 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +122.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £60.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +69.04%

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
8660 10007 9419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.72% 21.33% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5546 6256 5464
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 402 442
Median hourly rate £31.22 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £58.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 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
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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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 +24 44 £328 -0.75% 9
London +8 32 £400 +60.00% 18
East of England +4 10 £375 +130.76% 4
East Midlands 0 3 - - 4
South West -5 2 £227 -37.37% 2
Yorkshire -15 2 £400 - 8
North West +13 1 - - 11
North East - 1 - - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (83.42%) Windows
3 143 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 132 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 106 (56.68%) MCSE
6 104 (55.61%) Windows Server
7 88 (47.06%) VMware
8 81 (43.32%) ITIL
9 74 (39.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 65 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (32.62%) Cisco
13 53 (28.34%) MCP
14 51 (27.27%) MCITP
15 48 (25.67%) Windows 7
16 46 (24.60%) Firewall
17 43 (22.99%) MS Exchange
18 42 (22.46%) SQL Server
19 41 (21.93%) PowerShell
19 41 (21.93%) Security Cleared
20 40 (21.39%) Change Management
21 39 (20.86%) MS Excel
21 39 (20.86%) DHCP
21 39 (20.86%) DNS
22 37 (19.79%) Finance
23 36 (19.25%) MS Office
24 33 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
24 33 (17.65%) Office 365
25 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
26 31 (16.58%) IIS

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 43 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 31 (16.58%) IIS
3 30 (16.04%) Skype for Business
4 25 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.21%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.67%) Apache
9 4 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.60%) Jetty
10 3 (1.60%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.60%) nginx
10 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (20.86%) MS Excel
2 36 (19.25%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.65%) Office 365
2 20 (10.70%) SaaS
3 19 (10.16%) IaaS
4 17 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (9.09%) PaaS
5 13 (6.95%) HP Helion
6 11 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.14%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.60%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.07%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.07%) Yammer
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (24.60%) Firewall
2 39 (20.86%) DHCP
2 39 (20.86%) DNS
3 32 (17.11%) TCP/IP
4 28 (14.97%) SAN
5 27 (14.44%) Skype
6 25 (13.37%) LAN
7 23 (12.30%) Internet
8 22 (11.76%) VoIP
9 17 (9.09%) Wireless
10 16 (8.56%) VPN
11 15 (8.02%) Ethernet
12 13 (6.95%) WAN
13 12 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (3.21%) Network Security
17 5 (2.67%) FTP
17 5 (2.67%) VLAN
18 4 (2.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
4 4 (2.14%) MySQL
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.07%) Power BI
6 2 (1.07%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.67%) CruiseControl
2 5 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.60%) JIRA
3 3 (1.60%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.53%) MSI
5 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
General
1 37 (19.79%) Finance
2 9 (4.81%) Retail
3 8 (4.28%) Legal
3 8 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Marketing
5 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (11.76%) Analyst
1 22 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
2 21 (11.23%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.70%) Windows Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Architect
4 17 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (7.49%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.49%) IT Engineer
5 14 (7.49%) Server Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.42%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Consultant
7 9 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (4.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.16%) XML
2 8 (4.28%) .NET
3 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.67%) HTML
3 5 (2.67%) WCF
3 5 (2.67%) WF
4 3 (1.60%) J2EE
4 3 (1.60%) Servlets
5 2 (1.07%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.07%) LAMP
5 2 (1.07%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) Clustering
2 24 (12.83%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.56%) Blackberry
4 15 (8.02%) Client/Server
5 14 (7.49%) Data Centre
6 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.74%) NHS
8 6 (3.21%) Private Cloud
8 6 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (2.14%) Life Science
9 4 (2.14%) PKI
9 4 (2.14%) Replication
9 4 (2.14%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.07%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (83.42%) Windows
2 104 (55.61%) Windows Server
3 74 (39.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (34.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (25.67%) Windows 7
6 33 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (14.97%) Linux
8 15 (8.02%) Apple iOS
8 15 (8.02%) Windows 10
9 14 (7.49%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.28%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.14%) Android
11 4 (2.14%) Unix
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) AIX
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (43.32%) ITIL
2 40 (21.39%) Change Management
3 20 (10.70%) DevOps
3 20 (10.70%) Validation
4 18 (9.63%) PRINCE2
5 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
5 14 (7.49%) Open Source
5 14 (7.49%) Time Management
5 14 (7.49%) TOGAF
6 13 (6.95%) Identity Management
6 13 (6.95%) ITIL V3
6 13 (6.95%) Problem Management
7 12 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.42%) CRM
8 10 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.35%) High Availability
8 10 (5.35%) Network Management
9 9 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.28%) Data Management
11 7 (3.74%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.93%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.76%) SQL
3 20 (10.70%) VBScript
4 8 (4.28%) Java
5 6 (3.21%) C#
6 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.14%) Python
7 3 (1.60%) C
8 2 (1.07%) PHP
8 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 187 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (56.68%) MCSE
3 53 (28.34%) MCP
4 51 (27.27%) MCITP
5 41 (21.93%) Security Cleared
6 31 (16.58%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (14.97%) SC Cleared
8 27 (14.44%) CCNA
9 25 (13.37%) Degree
10 23 (12.30%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (11.76%) CCNP
12 20 (10.70%) MCDST
13 13 (6.95%) ACDT
13 13 (6.95%) ACHDS
13 13 (6.95%) ACTC
13 13 (6.95%) MCSM
13 13 (6.95%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (5.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (4.81%) A+ Certification
15 9 (4.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) SLA
2 5 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.14%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) GCP
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (16.04%) Hyper-V
4 23 (12.30%) vSphere
5 21 (11.23%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (8.56%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (8.56%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.35%) UAG
8 5 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (2.67%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.60%) Xen
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.07%) XenApp
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.53%) NFS
11 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (13.37%) SCCM
2 12 (6.42%) Nessus
3 10 (5.35%) Puppet
4 5 (2.67%) SCOM
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.60%) WSUS
7 2 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.53%) Ansible
8 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 132 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 88 (47.06%) VMware
3 61 (32.62%) Cisco
4 23 (12.30%) Citrix
5 20 (10.70%) Apple
6 19 (10.16%) NetApp
7 15 (8.02%) Forcepoint
8 12 (6.42%) LANDesk
8 12 (6.42%) SolarWinds
9 9 (4.81%) HP
10 8 (4.28%) EMC
10 8 (4.28%) Oracle
11 7 (3.74%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.21%) Lotus
12 6 (3.21%) Sophos
13 5 (2.67%) Remedy
14 4 (2.14%) Symantec
15 3 (1.60%) Computacenter
15 3 (1.60%) Google
15 3 (1.60%) Intel Security
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