Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 50 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -
Contract jobs citing MCSA 14 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.24% 0.19% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.28% 1.43% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.45% -
East of England median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate - £16.50 £58.75
% change year-on-year - -71.91% -

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 114 70 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.27% 12.96% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 52 88
Bedfordshire median daily rate £363 £438 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +18.24% -12.94%
10th Percentile £131 £305 £232
90th Percentile £575 £549 £538
East of England median daily rate £394 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 35
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £28.90 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.39% -35.78% +114.29%
10th Percentile £13.98 £13.90 £36.25
90th Percentile £23.93 £44.91 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +47.37% +21.79%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 4 £300 -
Bedford - 1 £335 - 4
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
4 11 (78.57%) SCCM
4 11 (78.57%) SQL
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
4 11 (78.57%) ITIL
4 11 (78.57%) Citrix
4 11 (78.57%) SAN
4 11 (78.57%) CommVault
5 10 (71.43%) NetApp
5 10 (71.43%) Veritas
5 10 (71.43%) Terminal Services
5 10 (71.43%) Symantec
5 10 (71.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (71.43%) DHCP
5 10 (71.43%) HP
5 10 (71.43%) Dell
5 10 (71.43%) DNS
5 10 (71.43%) IBM
5 10 (71.43%) VBScript
5 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
5 10 (71.43%) SCOM

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (71.43%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (78.57%) SAN
3 10 (71.43%) DHCP
3 10 (71.43%) DNS
3 10 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
3 10 (71.43%) iSCSI
3 10 (71.43%) NAS
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Storage Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Field Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Clustering
1 10 (71.43%) Replication
2 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (71.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) MCSE
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (64.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) CCA
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) Hyper-V
2 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (71.43%) Terminal Services
3 10 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) SCCM
2 10 (71.43%) Backup Exec
2 10 (71.43%) HP Data Protector
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (71.43%) NetBackup
2 10 (71.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (71.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) CommVault
3 10 (71.43%) 3PAR
3 10 (71.43%) Dell
3 10 (71.43%) EqualLogic
3 10 (71.43%) HP
3 10 (71.43%) IBM
3 10 (71.43%) NetApp
3 10 (71.43%) SolarWinds
3 10 (71.43%) Symantec
3 10 (71.43%) Veritas