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 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
England / London
Rank 375 383 370
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 32 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 25
Median daily rate £400 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £428 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
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 London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3269 3927 3573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.92% 18.61% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2275 2697 2373
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 60 83
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
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 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 21 February 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 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
City of London -1 7 £340 -9.33% 3
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (79.71%) Windows
3 47 (68.12%) Active Directory
4 43 (62.32%) MCSE
5 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
6 29 (42.03%) MCP
7 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
8 24 (34.78%) MS Office
9 23 (33.33%) Cisco
10 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (28.99%) Internet
12 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
13 18 (26.09%) Management Information System
13 18 (26.09%) Finance
13 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
13 18 (26.09%) MCDST
14 17 (24.64%) Office 365
15 16 (23.19%) Degree
15 16 (23.19%) Firewall
15 16 (23.19%) Citrix
15 16 (23.19%) ITIL
16 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
16 15 (21.74%) Wireless
17 14 (20.29%) SCCM
17 14 (20.29%) Time Management
17 14 (20.29%) Apple
17 14 (20.29%) Change Management
17 14 (20.29%) Blackberry
17 14 (20.29%) 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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.59%) IIS
3 7 (10.14%) Skype for Business
4 6 (8.70%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.90%) Apache
7 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (34.78%) MS Office
2 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Office 365
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.80%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.80%) SaaS
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.90%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (2.90%) IaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Internet
2 19 (27.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.19%) Firewall
4 15 (21.74%) Wireless
5 13 (18.84%) Ethernet
6 11 (15.94%) LAN
7 8 (11.59%) DNS
7 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (10.14%) DHCP
8 7 (10.14%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.25%) Network Security
11 4 (5.80%) Skype
12 3 (4.35%) SAN
13 2 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.90%) FTP
13 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.90%) SSH
13 2 (2.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) CruiseControl
1 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Desktop Support
2 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
4 8 (11.59%) IT Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Trainer
8 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Trainer
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.25%) WCF
1 5 (7.25%) WF
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) LAMP
2 2 (2.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 14 (20.29%) Blackberry
3 13 (18.84%) Client/Server
4 7 (10.14%) Clustering
5 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Fintech
6 2 (2.90%) NHS
6 2 (2.90%) PKI
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (79.71%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.84%) Apple iOS
7 9 (13.04%) Windows 8
8 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.70%) Linux
10 3 (4.35%) Android
11 2 (2.90%) Unix
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Change Management
2 14 (20.29%) Time Management
3 13 (18.84%) Identity Management
3 13 (18.84%) Validation
4 10 (14.49%) Network Management
5 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.70%) Security Management
6 6 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (7.25%) CRM
7 5 (7.25%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security Management
7 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Content Management
8 4 (5.80%) Operations Management
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.70%) C#
3 5 (7.25%) Java
3 5 (7.25%) SQL
4 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (62.32%) MCSE
3 29 (42.03%) MCP
4 18 (26.09%) MCDST
5 16 (23.19%) Degree
6 13 (18.84%) ACDT
6 13 (18.84%) ACHDS
6 13 (18.84%) ACTC
6 13 (18.84%) MCSM
6 13 (18.84%) Network+ Certification
7 12 (17.39%) CCNA
7 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 11 (15.94%) MCITP
9 7 (10.14%) CCNP
9 7 (10.14%) MCTS
10 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.25%) A+ Certification
11 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (7.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.45%) GCP
4 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (68.12%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) Virtual Servers
3 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.35%) vSphere
6 2 (2.90%) UAG
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.90%) SCOM
5 2 (2.90%) WSUS
6 1 (1.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.33%) Cisco
3 16 (23.19%) Citrix
4 14 (20.29%) Apple
5 13 (18.84%) VMware
6 8 (11.59%) Forcepoint
7 6 (8.70%) Lotus
7 6 (8.70%) Oracle
8 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.25%) Sophos
9 3 (4.35%) Lumension
9 3 (4.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.90%) EMC
10 2 (2.90%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) NetApp
11 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.45%) Juniper
11 1 (1.45%) Remedy
11 1 (1.45%) Reuters
11 1 (1.45%) SAP