Period
to 20 October 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 20 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 122 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 +19
Contract jobs citing MCSA 19 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 0.45% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 2.02% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £200 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.96% - -
South East median daily rate £275 £350 £347
% change year-on-year -21.43% +0.86% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 469 496 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.22% 22.11% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 293 312
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £188 £235
90th Percentile £500 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -68.18%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.85 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.85 £48.75 £21.88
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £26.00
% change year-on-year +64.10% -6.25% -4.59%

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 20 October 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 20 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
Milton Keynes +21 16 £200 -60.00% 4
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) ITIL
4 14 (73.68%) Change Management
4 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
5 13 (68.42%) SCCM
5 13 (68.42%) Office 365
6 12 (63.16%) DV Cleared
6 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
7 11 (57.89%) McAfee
7 11 (57.89%) QA
7 11 (57.89%) ITIL V3
7 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
8 9 (47.37%) WSUS
8 9 (47.37%) Citrix
9 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
9 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
10 6 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
11 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (26.32%) VMware
11 5 (26.32%) Cisco
12 4 (21.05%) IIS
12 4 (21.05%) Firewall
13 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
13 3 (15.79%) Forefront TMG

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 (21.05%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 14 (73.68%) Change Management
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.53%) Availability Management
5 2 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (10.53%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Server Building
5 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Task Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (63.16%) DV Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) CCNP
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) MCSE
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.26%) CCAA
6 1 (5.26%) CCENT
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.79%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) UAG
5 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) SCCM
2 9 (47.37%) WSUS
3 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) McAfee
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Forcepoint
4 3 (15.79%) Remedy
5 2 (10.53%) Computacenter
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec