Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 43 58
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.17% 2.69% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 16.51% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £315 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
East of England median daily rate £375 £300 £221
% change year-on-year +25.00% +35.59% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate - £12.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -64.29% +23.89%

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 87 109 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.10% 16.32% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 72 53
Bedfordshire median daily rate £408 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% +10.31% +11.11%
10th Percentile £205 £155 £284
90th Percentile £533 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £21.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.94% -45.63% +2.24%
10th Percentile £16.01 £14.48 £33.25
90th Percentile £22.10 £28.43 £47.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -28.00% +17.63%

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 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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Storage Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware