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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 384 388 394
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 46 58 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.57% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 28
Median daily rate £400 £335 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +32.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £165 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £288 £341
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -15.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.97%
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
4042 3698 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.71% 15.88% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2472 2590
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 64 78
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -10.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Canary Wharf - 7 £160 -
Croydon -8 5 £475 -7.09%
City of London +2 4 £438 +18.44% 3
Teddington - 3 - - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 65 (73.86%) Windows
4 52 (59.09%) MCSE
5 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
6 39 (44.32%) MS Office
7 36 (40.91%) ITIL
8 34 (38.64%) Citrix
9 32 (36.36%) MCP
10 31 (35.23%) MS Excel
11 30 (34.09%) PowerShell
11 30 (34.09%) Windows 7
11 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
12 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
13 26 (29.55%) Firewall
13 26 (29.55%) Finance
13 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (23.86%) Degree
15 21 (23.86%) Internet
15 21 (23.86%) Cisco
16 20 (22.73%) Apple
16 20 (22.73%) VMware
17 19 (21.59%) MCDST
17 19 (21.59%) Blackberry
17 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
18 18 (20.45%) DNS
18 18 (20.45%) Wireless
18 18 (20.45%) Change Management
18 18 (20.45%) Virtual Servers

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 29 (32.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.77%) IBM Notes
4 9 (10.23%) IIS
5 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
8 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.27%) Apache
9 2 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.27%) SAS
10 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (1.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (44.32%) MS Office
2 31 (35.23%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Aareon QL
2 1 (1.14%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.14%) Eikon
2 1 (1.14%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (1.14%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.14%) OPENHousing
2 1 (1.14%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Office 365
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.55%) SaaS
5 2 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) Firewall
2 21 (23.86%) Internet
3 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
4 18 (20.45%) DNS
4 18 (20.45%) Wireless
5 16 (18.18%) DHCP
5 16 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 10 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (11.36%) Network Security
7 7 (7.95%) LAN
8 6 (6.82%) VPN
9 5 (5.68%) WAN
10 4 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.55%) SAN
10 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.27%) FTP
11 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.27%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.27%) SSH
12 1 (1.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQLPlus
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) MySQL
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) CruiseControl
1 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Ant
3 1 (1.14%) AppScan
3 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.14%) JUnit
3 1 (1.14%) Liquibase
3 1 (1.14%) Maven
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
3 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (29.55%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Back Office
3 5 (5.68%) Billing
3 5 (5.68%) Law
4 4 (4.55%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) Support Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Desktop Support
3 10 (11.36%) Team Leader
4 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Desktop Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (5.68%) Support Team Leader
9 4 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.41%) WCF
2 3 (3.41%) WF
3 2 (2.27%) LAMP
3 2 (2.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Blackberry
2 16 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 14 (15.91%) Client/Server
4 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
5 8 (9.09%) Clustering
6 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.55%) Fintech
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) BYOD
7 2 (2.27%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.27%) NHS
7 2 (2.27%) PKI
7 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.27%) Statistics
8 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.14%) EPoS
8 1 (1.14%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.14%) iPad
8 1 (1.14%) iPhone
8 1 (1.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.86%) Windows
2 30 (34.09%) Windows 7
2 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.05%) Apple iOS
6 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (11.36%) Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Unix
9 4 (4.55%) VMS
9 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.41%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.41%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.41%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.14%) Android
12 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) ITIL
2 18 (20.45%) Change Management
3 15 (17.05%) Time Management
4 14 (15.91%) Validation
5 12 (13.64%) Identity Management
5 12 (13.64%) Network Management
6 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.50%) Security Management
7 10 (11.36%) ITIL V3
8 9 (10.23%) Migration
8 9 (10.23%) Network Security Management
9 8 (9.09%) Content Management
9 8 (9.09%) Service Management
9 8 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.68%) Change Control
11 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.68%) Operations Management
11 5 (5.68%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.05%) Java
3 12 (13.64%) SQL
4 5 (5.68%) C#
4 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (59.09%) MCSE
3 32 (36.36%) MCP
4 21 (23.86%) Degree
5 19 (21.59%) MCDST
6 17 (19.32%) Network+ Certification
7 16 (18.18%) ACDT
7 16 (18.18%) ACHDS
7 16 (18.18%) ACTC
7 16 (18.18%) MCSM
8 14 (15.91%) A+ Certification
9 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.50%) CCNA
10 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (12.50%) MCITP
11 9 (10.23%) MCTS
12 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (6.82%) CCNP
15 3 (3.41%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (6.82%) SLA
3 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 68 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.45%) Virtual Servers
3 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 15 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (10.23%) vSphere
6 7 (7.95%) XenApp
7 2 (2.27%) Postfix
7 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.14%) Docker
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) SCCM
2 8 (9.09%) SCOM
2 8 (9.09%) WMI
3 7 (7.95%) WSUS
4 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.41%) PowerCLI
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.27%) Puppet
5 2 (2.27%) vMotion
6 1 (1.14%) DameWare
6 1 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) logstash
6 1 (1.14%) Nessus
6 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (55.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (38.64%) Citrix
3 21 (23.86%) Cisco
4 20 (22.73%) Apple
4 20 (22.73%) VMware
5 16 (18.18%) Oracle
6 13 (14.77%) Lotus
7 10 (11.36%) CheckPoint
8 9 (10.23%) HP
9 8 (9.09%) iManage
10 7 (7.95%) Symantec
11 5 (5.68%) Dell
12 3 (3.41%) Forcepoint
12 3 (3.41%) NetApp
12 3 (3.41%) Sophos
13 2 (2.27%) Bloomberg
13 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
13 2 (2.27%) Juniper
13 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.27%) Reuters
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