Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 109 129
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSA 10 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.43% 0.11% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 0.43% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £438 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.17% +21.53% -12.20%
10th Percentile £420 £414 £301
90th Percentile £500 £471 £411
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year +68.03% +34.39% -22.50%

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 511 464 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.76% 26.62% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 330 381
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £162 £230 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 6 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.00 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

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 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 19 November 2017. 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 -19 8 £500 +14.29%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) PKI
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 7 (70.00%) Symantec
4 7 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (60.00%) Presales
5 6 (60.00%) Service Design
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (40.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (40.00%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (30.00%) Migration
9 2 (20.00%) VMware
9 2 (20.00%) Line Management
9 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (10.00%) Office 365

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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Architect
2 7 (70.00%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Service Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) PKI
2 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Presales
2 6 (60.00%) Service Design
3 4 (40.00%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
6 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Genesys