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 27 June 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 73 84
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11  
Contract jobs citing MCSA 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.098% 0.10% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.43% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £160 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £320
% change year-on-year -2.98% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -39.94% +108.33%  

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 234 232 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.87% 24.29% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 161 159
Median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -73.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.24 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
High Wycombe - 1 £160 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 10 (83.33%) Hyper-V
4 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (66.67%) Change Management
5 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco
6 7 (58.33%) DHCP
6 7 (58.33%) DNS
7 6 (50.00%) LAN
7 6 (50.00%) WAN
7 6 (50.00%) IIS
7 6 (50.00%) CCNP
7 6 (50.00%) CCNA
7 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (50.00%) Forcepoint
7 6 (50.00%) Firewall
7 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (41.67%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (41.67%) UAG
8 5 (41.67%) ISA Server

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 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Database Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (25.00%) ITSM
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (25.00%) MCDBA
4 3 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) CCAA
6 1 (8.33%) CCENT
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (8.33%) MCPD
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (41.67%) ISA Server
4 5 (41.67%) UAG
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Forcepoint
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) Computacenter
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) NetApp
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (8.33%) Symantec