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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 400 386 384
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 45 64 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.72% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 19
Median daily rate £351 £320 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £170 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+38.70% -3.12%
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
4089 3712 3747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.70% 15.63% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2715 2437 2403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 100
Median hourly rate £19.23 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.19% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +17 5 £306 +38.97% 4
Croydon - 5 £475 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
3 58 (65.17%) Windows
4 57 (64.04%) Microsoft
5 49 (55.06%) MCSE
6 35 (39.33%) MS Office
6 35 (39.33%) MS Exchange
7 34 (38.20%) ITIL
8 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
9 31 (34.83%) Citrix
9 31 (34.83%) Windows 7
10 27 (30.34%) Firewall
10 27 (30.34%) PowerShell
11 26 (29.21%) VMware
12 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
13 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (26.97%) Cisco
13 24 (26.97%) MCP
14 21 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (20.22%) SQL
16 18 (20.22%) DNS
17 17 (19.10%) DHCP
17 17 (19.10%) Apple
17 17 (19.10%) Degree
17 17 (19.10%) Finance
18 16 (17.98%) Migration
18 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (17.98%) SCCM
18 16 (17.98%) SQL Server

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 35 (39.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.11%) IBM Notes
4 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.74%) IIS
6 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.25%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.25%) SAS
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.12%) Apache
9 1 (1.12%) Confluence
9 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (39.33%) MS Office
2 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Aareon QL
1 1 (1.12%) Academy Housing
1 1 (1.12%) Eikon
1 1 (1.12%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (1.12%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.12%) OPENHousing
1 1 (1.12%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Office 365
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.37%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.34%) Firewall
2 18 (20.22%) DNS
3 17 (19.10%) DHCP
4 13 (14.61%) Internet
4 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
4 13 (14.61%) Wireless
5 11 (12.36%) Network Security
6 10 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (11.24%) Ethernet
7 8 (8.99%) SAN
8 5 (5.62%) LAN
8 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.62%) WAN
9 4 (4.49%) VLAN
10 3 (3.37%) VPN
11 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.12%) MPLS
12 1 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) MS Access
2 4 (4.49%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Ant
1 1 (1.12%) AppScan
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (1.12%) JUnit
1 1 (1.12%) Liquibase
1 1 (1.12%) Maven
1 1 (1.12%) MSI
1 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Back Office
3 6 (6.74%) Legal
4 5 (5.62%) Billing
4 5 (5.62%) Law
5 4 (4.49%) Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (1.12%) Publishing
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Support Engineer
2 13 (14.61%) Desktop Support
3 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Architect
5 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.99%) Applications Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
1 2 (2.25%) WAP
2 1 (1.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.36%) Management Information System
3 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.99%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.74%) Statistics
6 5 (5.62%) Clustering
7 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.25%) BYOD
8 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.25%) Fintech
8 2 (2.25%) PKI
8 2 (2.25%) Replication
9 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.12%) EPoS
9 1 (1.12%) iPad
9 1 (1.12%) iPhone
9 1 (1.12%) NHS
9 1 (1.12%) PDA
9 1 (1.12%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Windows 7
3 25 (28.09%) Windows Server
4 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
7 9 (10.11%) Linux
8 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.62%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (5.62%) Mac OS X Server
9 5 (5.62%) VMS
10 4 (4.49%) Unix
10 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.37%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.12%) Android
13 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) ITIL
2 16 (17.98%) Migration
3 13 (14.61%) Change Management
4 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.36%) ITIL V3
6 10 (11.24%) Security Management
7 9 (10.11%) Network Management
7 9 (10.11%) Network Security Management
7 9 (10.11%) Time Management
8 8 (8.99%) Content Management
8 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (8.99%) Validation
9 7 (7.87%) Service Management
10 6 (6.74%) Identity Management
11 5 (5.62%) Change Control
11 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
12 4 (4.49%) Operations Management
12 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.22%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) Java
4 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.62%) VBA
5 2 (2.25%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) VB
6 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (55.06%) MCSE
3 24 (26.97%) MCP
4 17 (19.10%) Degree
5 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
6 11 (12.36%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 11 (12.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (11.24%) A+ Certification
7 10 (11.24%) ACDT
7 10 (11.24%) ACHDS
7 10 (11.24%) ACTC
7 10 (11.24%) MCDST
7 10 (11.24%) MCSM
8 9 (10.11%) CCNA
8 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (6.74%) MCITP
10 5 (5.62%) MCTS
11 4 (4.49%) CCNP
11 4 (4.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (13.48%) vSphere
5 11 (12.36%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (12.36%) XenApp
6 2 (2.25%) Postfix
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.12%) Docker
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) SCOM
2 8 (8.99%) WMI
3 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.62%) WSUS
4 4 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) Puppet
6 2 (2.25%) vMotion
7 1 (1.12%) DameWare
7 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) logstash
7 1 (1.12%) Nessus
7 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (64.04%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.83%) Citrix
3 26 (29.21%) VMware
4 24 (26.97%) Cisco
5 17 (19.10%) Apple
6 12 (13.48%) Oracle
7 10 (11.24%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.24%) Dell
8 9 (10.11%) Lotus
8 9 (10.11%) Symantec
9 8 (8.99%) HP
9 8 (8.99%) iManage
10 5 (5.62%) Bloomberg
10 5 (5.62%) NetApp
10 5 (5.62%) Reuters
11 4 (4.49%) Dell Compellent
12 2 (2.25%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.12%) VeriFone
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