Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 243 228
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSA 16 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.28% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
City of London median daily rate £438 £319 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -10.53% +9.62%
10th Percentile £180 £151 £160
90th Percentile £578 £475 £556
Central London median daily rate £190 £313 £350
% change year-on-year -39.20% -10.71% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 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 920 1,015 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.61% 14.31% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 734 640
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £268
90th Percentile £668 £675 £651
Central London median daily rate £480 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +8.29% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.70 £14.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £30.35 £30.75 £21.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year -10.95% +14.44% -5.90%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (37.50%) iPad
5 6 (37.50%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (37.50%) iPhone
5 6 (37.50%) Spanish Language
5 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
5 6 (37.50%) Apple
5 6 (37.50%) McAfee
5 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
5 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (31.25%) ADSL
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (31.25%) Decision-Making
6 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO

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 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) iTunes
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DHCP
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) ADSL
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) WebEx
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Power BI
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) OLAP
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) IT Support
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) IT Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Data Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Python Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 6 (37.50%) iPad
1 6 (37.50%) iPhone
2 5 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (31.25%) Decision-Making
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Data Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Data Transformation
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Workload Management
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Server Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) BitLocker
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Apple
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) VMware