Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 60 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSA 19 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.79% 0.16% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.97% 1.04% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 - £350
10th Percentile £261 - £225
90th Percentile £404 - £395
East of England median daily rate £300 £230 £300
% change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33% +76.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £25.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% -26.43% +84.21%

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 119 96 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.45% 15.64% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 88
Bedfordshire median daily rate £414 £420 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +17.89% -10.94%
10th Percentile £127 £274 £253
90th Percentile £575 £600 £523
East of England median daily rate £386 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.55% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% -10.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £13.98 £19.18 £35.50
90th Percentile £23.93 £47.47 £50.80
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +8.86%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 - 8 - -
Bedford - 2 £236 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Citrix
3 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
3 16 (84.21%) MCSE
4 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 14 (73.68%) SCCM
5 12 (63.16%) Windows
5 12 (63.16%) VMware
6 11 (57.89%) Migration
6 11 (57.89%) PCI DSS
6 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (57.89%) XenApp
7 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
9 8 (42.11%) SQL
9 8 (42.11%) ITIL
10 7 (36.84%) DHCP
10 7 (36.84%) HP
10 7 (36.84%) DNS
10 7 (36.84%) CCA
10 7 (36.84%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (36.84%) SAN
10 7 (36.84%) CommVault
10 7 (36.84%) Application Packaging
10 7 (36.84%) 3PAR
10 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
10 7 (36.84%) Programme Governance
10 7 (36.84%) Remediation Plan

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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
2 5 (26.32%) NAS
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) Skype
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Applications Specialist
1 6 (31.58%) Migration Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
1 11 (57.89%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Application Packaging
3 7 (36.84%) Programme Governance
3 7 (36.84%) Remediation Plan
4 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
4 4 (21.05%) CMMI
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) High Availability
4 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL V2
6 1 (5.26%) ITSM
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) MCSE
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (36.84%) CCA
4 7 (36.84%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (21.05%) MCP
6 4 (21.05%) VCAP
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (10.53%) MCITP
8 2 (10.53%) Sun Certification
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) XenApp
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (31.58%) Terminal Services
5 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
2 5 (26.32%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (26.32%) NetBackup
2 5 (26.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (26.32%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.26%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) Citrix
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) 3PAR
4 7 (36.84%) CommVault
4 7 (36.84%) HP
5 6 (31.58%) Symantec
6 5 (26.32%) Dell
6 5 (26.32%) EqualLogic
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) NetApp
6 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
6 5 (26.32%) Veritas
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle