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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / London
Rank 367 383 383
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing MCSA 33 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.78% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 26
Median daily rate £381 £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £159 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £321
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £17.24 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.91%
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 London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3229 3741 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.57% 18.12% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2220 2480 2476
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 65
Median hourly rate £25.88 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.20 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 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
City of London -2 6 £345 +17.94% 5
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 52 (68.42%) Windows
3 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 42 (55.26%) MCSE
5 30 (39.47%) Cisco
6 29 (38.16%) MCP
7 26 (34.21%) Firewall
8 24 (31.58%) MS Office
8 24 (31.58%) MS Exchange
8 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
9 21 (27.63%) Internet
10 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
10 20 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
11 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (25.00%) Degree
11 19 (25.00%) Citrix
11 19 (25.00%) Finance
11 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (23.68%) MCDST
12 18 (23.68%) Windows 7
13 17 (22.37%) Network Management
13 17 (22.37%) Office 365
14 16 (21.05%) Apple
14 16 (21.05%) Blackberry
14 16 (21.05%) Security Management
14 16 (21.05%) Change Management
14 16 (21.05%) ITIL
14 16 (21.05%) Time Management

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 24 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 5 (6.58%) IIS
3 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.63%) Apache
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (31.58%) MS Office
2 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Office 365
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.26%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) Firewall
2 21 (27.63%) Internet
3 20 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 15 (19.74%) Ethernet
4 15 (19.74%) Network Security
4 15 (19.74%) Wireless
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (11.84%) DNS
6 9 (11.84%) LAN
7 8 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (9.21%) DHCP
8 7 (9.21%) VPN
9 6 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.26%) SAN
10 4 (5.26%) Skype
11 2 (2.63%) FTP
11 2 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.63%) SSH
12 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) CruiseControl
1 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Architect
2 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Desktop Support
4 11 (14.47%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Team Leader
6 8 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (6.58%) Consultant
9 5 (6.58%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
10 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Trainer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Support
10 4 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
1 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.95%) WCF
1 3 (3.95%) WF
2 2 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 16 (21.05%) Blackberry
3 15 (19.74%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.26%) Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.63%) Fintech
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) RIA
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (68.42%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (23.68%) Windows 7
5 15 (19.74%) Apple iOS
6 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.89%) Linux
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Network Management
2 16 (21.05%) Change Management
2 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) Security Management
2 16 (21.05%) Time Management
3 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.74%) Identity Management
3 15 (19.74%) Validation
4 14 (18.42%) Network Security Management
5 12 (15.79%) Content Management
5 12 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (9.21%) Operations Management
7 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Migration
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.58%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (5.26%) CRM
9 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) PHP
4 3 (3.95%) SQL
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (55.26%) MCSE
3 29 (38.16%) MCP
4 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 19 (25.00%) Degree
6 18 (23.68%) MCDST
7 15 (19.74%) ACDT
7 15 (19.74%) ACHDS
7 15 (19.74%) ACTC
7 15 (19.74%) MCSM
7 15 (19.74%) Network+ Certification
8 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
9 10 (13.16%) CCNA
9 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (10.53%) MCITP
11 7 (9.21%) A+ Certification
12 5 (6.58%) CCNP
12 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (6.58%) MCTS
13 4 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) Government Security Classifications
2 7 (9.21%) SLA
3 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.32%) GCP
System Software
1 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.05%) Virtual Servers
3 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.95%) vSphere
6 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.32%) NFS
7 1 (1.32%) UAG
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.63%) SCOM
4 2 (2.63%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.32%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (39.47%) Cisco
3 19 (25.00%) Citrix
4 16 (21.05%) Apple
5 14 (18.42%) CheckPoint
6 12 (15.79%) VMware
7 8 (10.53%) Forcepoint
7 8 (10.53%) Lotus
7 8 (10.53%) Oracle
8 5 (6.58%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) HP
9 3 (3.95%) Lumension
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) NetApp
11 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.32%) Dell
11 1 (1.32%) Juniper
11 1 (1.32%) Reuters
11 1 (1.32%) SAP
11 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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