Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 152 169
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSA 3 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.077% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 1.14% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Berkshire median daily rate £240 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -14.29% +94.44%
South East median daily rate £275 £350 £347
% change year-on-year -21.43% +0.86% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £30.75 £20.83
% change year-on-year -44.72% +47.62% +34.39%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 756 881 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.41% 22.11% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 409 570
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £198 £225 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.56% +28.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.20 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% +1.85%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Reading -15 1 - - 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (33.33%) HDInsight
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Machine Learning

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) HDInsight
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Science
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) R
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
1 1 (33.33%) VMware