The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 385 375 378
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 43 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.59% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 27
Median daily rate £325 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £162 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
- +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+67.16% +6.34%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3879 3650 3796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.50% 15.49% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2405 2453
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 94 116
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCSA Daily Rate Trend in London

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSA across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

MCSA Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCSA Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +33 4 £210 -40.00% 4
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (69.57%) Windows
3 61 (66.30%) Microsoft
4 58 (63.04%) MCSE
5 56 (60.87%) Active Directory
6 37 (40.22%) ITIL
7 33 (35.87%) MS Office
8 32 (34.78%) MS Excel
9 31 (33.70%) Citrix
9 31 (33.70%) MS Exchange
9 31 (33.70%) Windows Server
10 30 (32.61%) Windows 7
11 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (28.26%) Cisco
11 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
12 25 (27.17%) VMware
12 25 (27.17%) DNS
13 24 (26.09%) MCP
14 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (20.65%) CCNA
16 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (19.57%) Firewall
17 18 (19.57%) Migration
17 18 (19.57%) SCCM
18 17 (18.48%) Finance
18 17 (18.48%) TCP/IP
18 17 (18.48%) Oracle
18 17 (18.48%) SQL
19 16 (17.39%) Linux

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 31 (33.70%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.61%) IBM Notes
5 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.52%) IIS
6 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.35%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.17%) SAS
9 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.09%) Apache
9 1 (1.09%) Confluence
9 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (35.87%) MS Office
2 32 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Eikon
2 1 (1.09%) Aareon QL
2 1 (1.09%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.09%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (1.09%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.09%) OPENHousing
2 1 (1.09%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Office 365
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.26%) IaaS
5 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.09%) PaaS
5 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.17%) DNS
2 18 (19.57%) Firewall
3 17 (18.48%) TCP/IP
4 16 (17.39%) DHCP
5 13 (14.13%) VPN
6 12 (13.04%) Internet
7 11 (11.96%) Wireless
8 8 (8.70%) Ethernet
8 8 (8.70%) SSH
9 7 (7.61%) LDAP
9 7 (7.61%) SAN
10 6 (6.52%) LAN
11 5 (5.43%) NetScaler
11 5 (5.43%) VLAN
11 5 (5.43%) WAN
12 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.09%) DMZ
13 1 (1.09%) FTP
13 1 (1.09%) MPLS
13 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) MS Access
2 4 (4.35%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) Ant
2 1 (1.09%) AppScan
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.09%) JUnit
2 1 (1.09%) Liquibase
2 1 (1.09%) Maven
2 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (18.48%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Back Office
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Legal
4 5 (5.43%) Billing
4 5 (5.43%) Law
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (18.48%) Support Engineer
2 14 (15.22%) Desktop Support
3 12 (13.04%) Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Applications Support
5 9 (9.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.35%) Access Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) SAML
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) WAP
3 1 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.52%) Statistics
5 5 (5.43%) Clustering
6 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.17%) BYOD
7 2 (2.17%) Fintech
7 2 (2.17%) iPad
7 2 (2.17%) iPhone
7 2 (2.17%) PKI
7 2 (2.17%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) EPoS
8 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (1.09%) PDA
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (69.57%) Windows
2 31 (33.70%) Windows Server
3 30 (32.61%) Windows 7
4 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (17.39%) Linux
7 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
8 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.43%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (5.43%) Mac OS X Server
9 5 (5.43%) VMS
10 4 (4.35%) Unix
10 4 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.09%) Android
13 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) Migration
3 16 (17.39%) Change Management
4 11 (11.96%) ITIL V3
5 8 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 8 (8.70%) Service Management
6 7 (7.61%) Identity Management
6 7 (7.61%) Information Security
6 7 (7.61%) Time Management
7 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (6.52%) Validation
8 5 (5.43%) Business Continuity
8 5 (5.43%) Business Continuity Management
8 5 (5.43%) Change Control
8 5 (5.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.48%) SQL
3 8 (8.70%) Java
4 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.43%) VBA
5 2 (2.17%) C#
5 2 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (63.04%) MCSE
3 24 (26.09%) MCP
4 19 (20.65%) CCNA
4 19 (20.65%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (16.30%) Degree
6 10 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (9.78%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (8.70%) A+ Certification
8 8 (8.70%) ACDT
8 8 (8.70%) ACHDS
8 8 (8.70%) ACTC
8 8 (8.70%) MCDST
8 8 (8.70%) MCSM
9 7 (7.61%) CISSP
10 6 (6.52%) MCITP
10 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.43%) CCNP
11 5 (5.43%) MCTS
11 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.96%) vSphere
5 10 (10.87%) XenApp
6 9 (9.78%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.17%) Postfix
7 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.09%) Docker
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 8 (8.70%) SCOM
2 8 (8.70%) WMI
3 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.43%) WSUS
4 4 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.17%) Puppet
6 2 (2.17%) vMotion
7 1 (1.09%) DameWare
7 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) logstash
7 1 (1.09%) Nessus
7 1 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (66.30%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.70%) Citrix
3 26 (28.26%) Cisco
4 25 (27.17%) VMware
5 17 (18.48%) Oracle
6 15 (16.30%) Apple
7 10 (10.87%) Symantec
8 9 (9.78%) Dell
8 9 (9.78%) HP
9 8 (8.70%) iManage
10 7 (7.61%) Lotus
10 7 (7.61%) NetApp
11 6 (6.52%) Bloomberg
11 6 (6.52%) Reuters
12 4 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.17%) EMC
13 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
14 1 (1.09%) Adobe