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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 396 402 396
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 40 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 0.79% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 29
Median daily rate £263 £265 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +23.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+10.48% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £21.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.54%
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
3554 3774 3968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 16.61% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2488 2772
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 66
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £27.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Teddington - 5 - -
City of London -8 4 £160 -53.28% 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £160 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (78.05%) Windows
3 57 (69.51%) Active Directory
4 53 (64.63%) MCSE
5 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
6 35 (42.68%) MS Office
7 33 (40.24%) MCP
8 32 (39.02%) Citrix
9 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
9 28 (34.15%) Windows Server
10 26 (31.71%) Degree
10 26 (31.71%) ITIL
11 25 (30.49%) MS Excel
11 25 (30.49%) Cisco
11 25 (30.49%) TCP/IP
11 25 (30.49%) Finance
12 24 (29.27%) Internet
13 23 (28.05%) Firewall
14 22 (26.83%) MCDST
14 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (25.61%) Change Management
15 21 (25.61%) Management Information System
15 21 (25.61%) Wireless
15 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
16 20 (24.39%) Blackberry
16 20 (24.39%) Apple
16 20 (24.39%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (24.39%) Virtual Servers
16 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (23.17%) MCSM

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 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.63%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.10%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (42.68%) MS Office
2 25 (30.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Office 365
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.88%) OneDrive
4 4 (4.88%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) TCP/IP
2 24 (29.27%) Internet
3 23 (28.05%) Firewall
4 21 (25.61%) Wireless
5 19 (23.17%) Ethernet
6 12 (14.63%) DNS
6 12 (14.63%) LAN
7 11 (13.41%) DHCP
8 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (12.20%) Network Security
9 9 (10.98%) VPN
10 7 (8.54%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (7.32%) SAN
12 5 (6.10%) WAN
13 4 (4.88%) Skype
14 3 (3.66%) FTP
14 3 (3.66%) SSH
15 2 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
15 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) CruiseControl
1 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) Ant
3 1 (1.22%) AppScan
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.22%) JUnit
3 1 (1.22%) Liquibase
3 1 (1.22%) Maven
3 1 (1.22%) MSI
3 1 (1.22%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (30.49%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Legal
3 7 (8.54%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Law
5 3 (3.66%) Billing
6 2 (2.44%) Back Office
6 2 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) Desktop Support
2 14 (17.07%) Support Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Team Leader
5 9 (10.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (7.32%) Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support Team Leader
9 5 (6.10%) Desktop Team Leader
9 5 (6.10%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Desktop Support
9 5 (6.10%) Support Team Leader
10 4 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.66%) LAMP
2 3 (3.66%) WCF
2 3 (3.66%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Management Information System
2 20 (24.39%) Blackberry
3 17 (20.73%) Client/Server
4 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
5 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.10%) Clustering
7 3 (3.66%) NHS
7 3 (3.66%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.44%) BYOD
8 2 (2.44%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.44%) Fintech
9 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.22%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.22%) iPad
9 1 (1.22%) iPhone
9 1 (1.22%) Replication
9 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 64 (78.05%) Windows
2 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
2 28 (34.15%) Windows Server
3 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (21.95%) Apple iOS
6 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (12.20%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.54%) Linux
9 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.66%) Unix
11 2 (2.44%) VMS
11 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.22%) Android
12 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) ITIL
2 21 (25.61%) Change Management
3 19 (23.17%) Time Management
4 17 (20.73%) Validation
5 16 (19.51%) Identity Management
6 12 (14.63%) Network Management
7 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (13.41%) Security Management
8 9 (10.98%) Network Security Management
9 8 (9.76%) Content Management
9 8 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.32%) Migration
10 6 (7.32%) Operations Management
10 6 (7.32%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.32%) Service Management
11 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
11 5 (6.10%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (4.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) SQL
4 4 (4.88%) C#
4 4 (4.88%) PHP
5 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) VB
7 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (64.63%) MCSE
3 33 (40.24%) MCP
4 26 (31.71%) Degree
5 22 (26.83%) MCDST
6 20 (24.39%) Network+ Certification
7 19 (23.17%) ACDT
7 19 (23.17%) ACHDS
7 19 (23.17%) ACTC
7 19 (23.17%) MCSM
8 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 12 (14.63%) A+ Certification
10 11 (13.41%) MCITP
11 9 (10.98%) CCNA
11 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
12 7 (8.54%) MCTS
13 6 (7.32%) CCNP
14 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) SLA
2 7 (8.54%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.22%) GCP
System Software
1 57 (69.51%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) Virtual Servers
3 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.32%) vSphere
6 4 (4.88%) XenApp
7 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.22%) Docker
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (19.51%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.10%) SCOM
2 5 (6.10%) WSUS
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.88%) Puppet
3 4 (4.88%) WMI
4 2 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.44%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.22%) Ansible
5 1 (1.22%) DameWare
5 1 (1.22%) logstash
5 1 (1.22%) Nessus
5 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.22%) vMotion
5 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (39.02%) Citrix
3 25 (30.49%) Cisco
4 20 (24.39%) Apple
5 18 (21.95%) VMware
6 14 (17.07%) Oracle
7 12 (14.63%) Lotus
8 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
9 8 (9.76%) Forcepoint
10 5 (6.10%) HP
10 5 (6.10%) Sophos
11 4 (4.88%) iManage
12 3 (3.66%) Bloomberg
12 3 (3.66%) Lumension
12 3 (3.66%) Reuters
13 2 (2.44%) Dell
13 2 (2.44%) EMC
13 2 (2.44%) Intel Security
13 2 (2.44%) NetApp
13 2 (2.44%) Symantec