Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 129 107
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22 +13
Contract jobs citing MCSA 12 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 0.42% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 1.89% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 2
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.93% +14.17% +21.53%
10th Percentile £200 £420 £414
90th Percentile £400 £500 £471
South East median daily rate £275 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -26.67% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year -42.68% - -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 447 530 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.56% 22.27% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 305 343
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £398 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £210
90th Percentile £538 £504 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 53 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.19 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +3.70% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.54 £10.75
90th Percentile £40.50 £48.75 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £37.25 £25.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.00% -6.58% -11.00%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 12 December 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
Milton Keynes +27 9 £266 -46.85% 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Change Management
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) McAfee
6 4 (33.33%) MCP
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 4 (33.33%) MCSE
6 4 (33.33%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
7 3 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (25.00%) Server Building
4 3 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Availability Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) UAG
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Forcepoint
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) Computacenter