The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 74 71 88
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.08% 0.39% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 1.67% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -27.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.96 £39.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -41.12% +164.40%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 383 239 308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.51% 23.20% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 152 163
Median daily rate £425 £410 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes +2 9 £350 +20.68% 2
High Wycombe +2 2 - - 2
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (66.67%) CCNP
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (60.00%) ITIL
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (53.33%) Change Management
6 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (46.67%) DHCP
7 7 (46.67%) DNS
8 6 (40.00%) CCNA
8 6 (40.00%) Forcepoint
8 6 (40.00%) LAN
8 6 (40.00%) WAN
8 6 (40.00%) IIS
8 6 (40.00%) Firewall
8 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (33.33%) UAG

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (40.00%) IIS
3 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 4 (26.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Private Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) CCNP
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (26.67%) CCIE
6 3 (20.00%) MCDBA
6 3 (20.00%) MCP
7 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) MCITP
8 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (6.67%) MCPD
8 1 (6.67%) MCSE
8 1 (6.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (33.33%) ISA Server
4 5 (33.33%) UAG
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Forcepoint
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (13.33%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp