Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 228 245
Rank change year-on-year +17 +17 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSA 15 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.20% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
City of London median daily rate £365 £365 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.02% -8.16%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £231
90th Percentile £478 £571 £475
Central London median daily rate £365 £288 £313
% change year-on-year +26.96% -8.00% +31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
City of London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 849 955 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.43% 13.54% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 678 724
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £300
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 47 31
City of London median hourly rate £21.72 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% - -1.58%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.60 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.15 £25.50 £28.52
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.97% - -1.58%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Degree
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (46.67%) Office 365
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (46.67%) ITIL
7 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (40.00%) DHCP
7 6 (40.00%) DNS
7 6 (40.00%) Finance
7 6 (40.00%) XenApp
7 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) Service Management
9 4 (26.67%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) Symantec
9 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
9 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Flow
3 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Telepresence
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) IT Support
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Break/Fix
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Fintech
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) MCP
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) XenApp
2 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (6.67%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
3 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Polycom
5 2 (13.33%) TOWER Software
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.67%) Splunk