Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 97 108
Rank change year-on-year +41 +11 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSA 8 10 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.18% 0.64% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 2.98% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
Median daily rate £400 £475 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +52.86% -37.85%
10th Percentile £374 £436 £200
90th Percentile £475 £500 £380
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £312
% change year-on-year +6.67% +20.19% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -66.67% +159.26% -10.08%

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 234 336 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 34.46% 21.39% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 215 300
Median daily rate £451 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +23.29% -11.52%
10th Percentile £290 £240 £215
90th Percentile £638 £620 £507
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 58
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.78 £51.53
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% -4.57% +55.56%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Buckinghamshire.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +35 7 £400 -15.79%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Remedy
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Computacenter
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) UAG
5 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
5 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation

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 3 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) UAG
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Computacenter
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft