Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 119 95
Rank change year-on-year +28 -24 +15
Contract jobs citing MCSA 11 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 0.60% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 2.67% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +30.77%
10th Percentile £343 £304 £339
90th Percentile £491 £405 £500
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year -39.24% -16.44% -33.51%

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 377 487 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.37% 22.55% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 283 430
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £251 £272
90th Percentile £586 £511 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 16
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00
10th Percentile £13.45 £17.13 £16.63
90th Percentile £49.00 £43.08 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +10.42% -5.88% -27.14%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 10 £425 +17.08%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) PaaS
5 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (45.45%) CRM
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) MCDBA
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) SaaS
7 3 (27.27%) Service Design
7 3 (27.27%) MariaDB
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (27.27%) UAG

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 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) PaaS
2 4 (36.36%) SaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MariaDB
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Team Leader
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Application Support Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 3 (27.27%) Service Design
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (9.09%) Critical Thinking
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) Server Building
5 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) MCDBA
5 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 3 (27.27%) CCNP
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) UAG
4 2 (18.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Forcepoint
2 3 (27.27%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Computacenter
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle